Design and Implementation of Portable Health Monitoring system using PSoC Mixed Signal Array chip
D.J.R.Kiran Kumar1, Nalini Kotnana2

1D.J.R.Kiran Kumar, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Vignan’s Institute of Information Technology, Visakhapatnam (A.P), India.
2Nalini Kotnana, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Vignan’s Institute of Information Technology, Visakhapatnam (A.P), India.

Manuscript received on 18 August 2012 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 August 2012 | Manuscript published on 30 August 2012 | PP: 59-65 | Volume-1 Issue-3, August 2012 | Retrieval Number: C0265071312/2012©BEIESP
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Abstract: Health monitoring systems become a hot topic and important research field today. Research on health monitoring were developed for many applications such as military, home care unit, hospital, sports training and emergency monitoring system. In this work, a portable real-time wireless health monitoring system is implemented using Programmable System on Chip (PSoC) and developed. The developed acquisition system is used for remote monitoring of patients’ temperature, heart rate and oxygen saturation in blood i.e. pulse oximetry, pH level of blood, ECG. This system allows the physician able to understand patient’s scenario on the computer screen by wireless module. Here low cost, low power consumption and flexible network topology ZigBee wireless module is used to sense the remote patient data. All sensor data are transferred within a group of ZigBee wireless module. The goal is to demonstrate the possibilities offered by system-on-chip programmable devices in specific processing systems, where the costs make the use of specific integrated circuits unaffordable. The sensor unit consists of (1) temperature sensor; (2)two types of LEDs and photodiode packed in Velcro strip that is facing to a patient’s fingertip for pulse oximetry and heart beat; (3) three color LED with LDR for pH level;(4) ECG; (5) Microcontroller unit for interfacing with wireless module, processing all biomedical sensor data sending to base PC; PSoC circuits built by Cypress Microsystems which represents a new concept in embedded systems design that replaces multiple traditional MCU-based system components with one, low cost single-chip programmable device. PSoC designer tool will be used for implementing the application and building the software.
Keywords: Temperature Sensor, Heartbeat, Pulse Oximetry, Ph Level, ECG, Psoc.

Scope of the Article: Healthcare Informatics