Dual Band RFID-Based Blood Glucose Monitoring System in Wireless Sensor Network Platform
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Accurate record on the patient’s glucose information is crucial to assist doctors in decision making and prescribing correct medication. In this paper, a dual band Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) system embedded with glucose meter was developed by integrating a 920 MHz passive interrogator into the 2.45 GHz active tag to enable automatic patient detection, wireless data recording and monitoring in dense hospital environment with frequent usage. The real-time experimental results indicate that the developed embedded RFID system in the multihop wireless sensor network is able to maintain the integrity of the glucose data according to the identification of the patient until the data are successfully recorded to the remote host system. Design of Experiment method is performed to determine the factors that influenced the throughput performance of the system. Comparisons made between existing non-embedded RFID system and the proposed embedded RFID system. The three factors investigated were the packet length, number of hops and type of RFID. The statistical analysis showed that the packet length as the main factor influencing the throughput performance. The results showed that the larger packets increase the throughput, while the number of hops contributes more to the decreasing effect of the throughput compared to the implementation of embedded RFID system.
KeywordsDOE Dual band RFID Blood glucose monitoring
The authors would like to thank the FRGS Grant (6071187) and RUI for sponsoring the development of the in house built in devices and Auto-ID Laboratory (AIDL), USM and UiTM for supporting this work.
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