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IoT as an Alternative Way to Improve the Telemedicine Methods Against COVID-19 in Vulnerable Zones

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Abstract

This article presents the design, construction, and implementation of an IoT system as an alternative proposal to improve the telemedicine and telediagnosis processes of isolated COVID-19 patients in remote areas or vulnerable zones of Ecuador. This project has been developed to provide the aforementioned patients with more personalized care, enabling doctors to receive the real-time health status of the patient and allow an application of the necessary emergency protocols on time. At a technical level, this proposal combines the acquisition of biomedical data (Heart rate, body temperature, and oxygen saturation) through the implantation of non-invasive sensors into a bracelet, pre-data processing stage (Edge Computing) to optimize the network traffic, the creation of a LoRAWAN link to send the processed information and the development of a web and mobile application to illustrate information in real-time. The following sections show the design, construction, and implementation process of this system step by step. Additionally, the conducted experiments as well as the obtained results are shown, including a proposal for future usage.

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • IoT
  • Telemedicine
  • LoRaWAN
  • Cyberphysical systems
  • App development

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Pozo-Guzman, L., Berrezueta-Guzman, J. (2020). IoT as an Alternative Way to Improve the Telemedicine Methods Against COVID-19 in Vulnerable Zones. In: Rodriguez Morales, G., Fonseca C., E.R., Salgado, J.P., Pérez-Gosende, P., Orellana Cordero, M., Berrezueta, S. (eds) Information and Communication Technologies. TICEC 2020. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1307. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-62833-8_6

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