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  A GSM Mobile System to Monitor Brain Function Using a Near Infrared Light Sensor  
  Authors : Anandaraj Shunmugam
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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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