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

Name of Advisor/s

Wei Xiang


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.