Nigerian Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Research

Online Paper Submission Available |       The recent update on NJESTR gives you the ability to submit and track your paper submission easily. Create account to get the new and easy experience in paper submission.

Go back to archive


Illness, characterized as a disease or a state of sickness impacting both body and mind, often manifests as general body weakness or localized pain. Despite the availability of technical and therapeutic innovations aimed at enhancing human health and life quality, the continuous monitoring of patients by healthcare professionals for 24 hours daily is impractical. To systematically address this challenge, this study sought to create an automated patient healthcare device. Utilizing sensor technology, an AT-Mega microcontroller, and a Bluetooth module, the device facilitates independent health monitoring or monitoring by a caregiver. The system is designed to effectively handle situations where no immediate caregiver is available to attend to the patient's needs. This is achieved by enabling the patient to send a help message to the caregiver through a simple hand motion. Positioned on the patient's hand, the device allows tilting at specific angles to convey programmed help messages, each direction indicating a distinct message. Through sensitivity analysis during device testing, which gauged the device's success in recognizing hand movements for seeking assistance, the average sensitivity was determined to be 76.6%. These results signify promising outcomes, encouraging further exploration in clinical settings. Beyond accommodating seamless use by neurologically intact patients, the device proves beneficial for individuals with hemiparalysis, conditions hindering effective communication, and any circumstance necessitating the presence of a caregiver.

Authors : Ibitoye, M.O., Bakare, T.I., Saminu, S., Yahaya, S.A. and Ajibola, T.M.

Category : Open Access     Volume (Issue) : 10(1)     Date Uploaded : 21st March 2024

Download Copy


Feel free to contact 24X7

Mailing address:
Office of the Dean, SEET MAUTECH, PMB 2076, Yola, Adamawa State.

+234 8063124156

MailID: editor@njestr.com.ng


© 2017. NJESTR design by TIN Technologies