A Telecare System on Smart Watches that Communicate with Wireless Bio Sensors

Akio Sashima, Mitsuru Kawamoto, Koichi Kurumatani

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a prototype of telecare system by using wristwatch-type devices, so called smart watches. In the prototype system, the smart watch receives physiological data of a user, such as heart beats and body movements, by communicating with a wireless bio-sensor worn by the user. The smart watch sends the physiological data to the other users’ smart watches connected to the Internet. The sensed data are shared among family members in a peer-to-peer manner so as to remotely monitor the physical health status of the other members. We have designed a user interface which visually shows the remote user’s current body posture and enables the others to tactilely feel his/her heart beats. We describe the overview of this prototype system and its user interface implemented with the smart watches. We show experimental results of communication performances of the system.

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Sashima A., Kawamoto M. and Kurumatani K. (2017). A Telecare System on Smart Watches that Communicate with Wireless Bio Sensors . In Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2017) ISBN 978-989-758-213-4, pages 429-434. DOI: 10.5220/0006248404290434


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf17,
author={Akio Sashima and Mitsuru Kawamoto and Koichi Kurumatani},
title={A Telecare System on Smart Watches that Communicate with Wireless Bio Sensors},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2017)},
year={2017},
pages={429-434},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006248404290434},
isbn={978-989-758-213-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2017)
TI - A Telecare System on Smart Watches that Communicate with Wireless Bio Sensors
SN - 978-989-758-213-4
AU - Sashima A.
AU - Kawamoto M.
AU - Kurumatani K.
PY - 2017
SP - 429
EP - 434
DO - 10.5220/0006248404290434