WiFi-Med : implementation of a ubiquitous health monitoring system on an Android platform



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Recent technological advances in biosensors, wireless networking, and mobile computing have enabled the design of systems which are capable of autonomously monitoring various vital signs and providing personalized feedback (e.g. alerts, alarms, and triggers) for the user in real-time. As technology advances, there is no doubt that quality of life will improve for patients and the medical world alike. This thesis describes WiFi-Med, a client side, mobile application built on the Android platform. Our project is designed to enable a mobile device user to aggregate and monitor physiological data through wireless biosensors. Currently, our focus is to develop and improve an Android application by using simulated physiological data. Once perfected, WiFi-Med application can be easily integrated with a body sensor network. First, we present the motivation behind WiFi-Med through real life user scenarios, followed by an introduction to the Android platform architecture. Next, we describe application design and architecture, implementation model and test strategy. Finally, we conclude with a discussion of future development ideas and present our thoughts on prospects of collaborating WiFi-Med and biosensors in ubiquitous computing environments.