Internet of Things (IoT) for Healthcare Application: Wearable Sleep Body Position Monitoring System Using IoT Platform

Xinying Hu, Amir M. Abdulghani, Muhammad Imran, Qammer H. Abbasi

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People with health conditions such as dementia often face problems sleeping, experience wake-rest routine changes and suffer from emotional disturbances amid sleep disorders. Caregivers, such as family members, of dementia sufferers face great challenge in taking care of such patients at night as it takes a toll on their own sleep quality resulting in sleep deprivation and other issues. The goal of this work, presented in this paper, is to develop a wearable body position monitor that can detect user's body position and keep online records during sleep; provide light when data shows the user is not asleep, aid user to fall asleep with audio assist feature, and if necessary, activate emergency alert call to caregivers when the patient remains seated or stands for longer durations (e.g. more than 20 minutes) at night. Main system components of the developed prototype include MySignals HW Complete Kit (e-health medical development platform), Arduino Uno microcontroller, LEDs, speakers, micro SD card, micro SD card reader, SPI interface and esp8266 module. Real-time transmission, data analysis and visualization and remote data storage has been realized. The plan for the next phase of this work will include application of sleep pattern recognition and machine learning techniques on large datasets and real biometric measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Computing, Networks and Internet of Things, CNIOT 2020
PublisherInstitute for Color Science and Technology (ICST)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450377713
Publication statusPublished - Apr 24 2020
Event2020 International Conference on Computing, Networks and Internet of Things, CNIOT 2020 - Sanya, China
Duration: Apr 24 2020Apr 26 2020

Publication series

NamePervasiveHealth: Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare
ISSN (Print)2153-1633


Conference2020 International Conference on Computing, Networks and Internet of Things, CNIOT 2020


  • Arduino
  • e-health
  • Internet of Things for Healthcare
  • Sleep disorder
  • Wearable
  • Wireless network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Informatics

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