This paper presents a versatile mobile system to monitor oxygenated hemoglobin and deoxygenated hemoglobin
concentration changes in brain and tissues. The system uses global system for mobile communications and Bluetooth networks to
provide extended mobility. The system consists of three parts: a wireless near-infrared light sensor with Bluetooth support, a personal
digital assistant and a personal computer. The sensor connects to the PDA using Bluetooth and the PDA connects to the PC in the lab
using GSM and the Internet. The system packages the acquired data using multiple data communication protocols. It is a light-weight
solution to monitor brain and tissues in real-life situations. The extended mobility was achieved by building software components in
the PDA and the PC to provide the bridge between the Bluetooth sensor and the PC over GSM networks. The system was tested on
humans and animals.
Published In:IJCSN Journal Volume 6, Issue 4
Date of Publication : August 2017
Pages : 473-477
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Anandaraj Shunmugam : Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, DMI-St. John the Baptist University,
Mangochi, The Republic of Malawi.
Hemoglobin, Bluetooth networks, Monitor, Sensor, and Multiple data
The results of present study revealed that, it is possible to
utilize mobile networks and near-infrared technologies to
create a system to monitor HBO and HB in the human
brain and tissues where it achieved similar results to
fMRI. Further work will be required to ensure the system
provides reliable results for animals. There are infinite
possibilities to integrate these technologies and create
cheaper solutions to replace expensive existing solutions
by simply utilizing that already exists and synthesizing
improvement. However, there are also several challenges
in the field of computer science engineering and
biomedical physics that need to be addressed to make the
system perform as intended.
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