Graduate Research School Available Projects Wearable Internet of Things for Person-Centred Healthcare

Wearable Internet of Things for Person-Centred Healthcare

Title of Project

Wearable Internet of Things for Person-Centred Healthcare


Wei Xiang

College or Research Centre

College of Science & Engineering

Summary of Project

The rising costs of healthcare, the increase in elderly population, and the prevalence of chronic diseases around Australia urgently demand the transformation of healthcare from a hospital-centred system to a person-centred environment. The development of personal mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets is helping establish a model of mobile health (m-Health) that can facilitate a continuum of person-centred care by relying on the sensing, interaction, and communication functions on mobile devices. Moreover, a wide array of wearable devices has recently been developed to extend the capabilities of mobile devices, and encompasses a variety of functions including data collection from wearable sensors, pre-processing the data, momentary data storage, and data transfer to internet-connected immediate neighbours such as mobile phones or to a remote server.This project aims to implement a novel wearable internet of things (WIoT) for person-centred healthcare. The system utilises wearable sensors (including on-body contact sensor for blood pressure, heart rate, ECG data collection, and peripheral non-contact sensor for motion, location, or activities tracking), Internet-connected gateways (mobile devices), and cloud support to monitor the health conditions of individuals.

Key Words

Wearable internet of things; eHealth; health data monitoring

Would suit an applicant who

has completed a first-class Honours or a Masters degree in Electrical and Electronic, Communications, Computer Systems, or Software Engineering.

Updated: 07 Apr 2020