Ubiquitous Mobile-based Vital Signs Monitoring



UbiBreathe architecture

Vital signs are measurements of the body’s most basic functions such as respiratory rate, pulse rate, etc. Vitals’ measurements are particularly useful in predicting, detecting and monitoring medical problems. They can be measured in a clinical setting, at home, at the site of medical issues (such as dizziness, accidents, etc), and/or many other situations. Accurate documented vital signs are an important part of patient care. They provide hints about possible medical issues, aid in determining their treatment plan, and confirm recovery progress.

In this project, we aim to develop ubiquitous, cheap, and easy to use human vital signs monitoring systems using pervasive commodity off-the-shelf technologies such as smartphones and wireless networks. For example, users can extend the functionality of their networks to track their vitals at home and generate alerts for medical issues. Also, they can use their smartphone, whenever and wherever needed, to measure their vital signs.

 

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People

Collaborators

  • Prof. Khaled Harras, Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar

List of Publications

Conference Publications
  1. Zephyr: Ubiquitous Accurate multi-Sensor Fusion-based Respiratory Rate Estimation Using Smartphones
    Heba Aly and Moustafa Youssef
    IEEE INFOCOM 2016 (18.25% acceptance rate).
    Download: Paper
  2. UbiBreathe: A Ubiquitous non-Invasive WiFi-based Breathing Estimator
    Heba Abdelnasser, Khaled Harras, and Moustafa Youssef
    ACM MobiHoc 2015 (14.8% acceptance rate).
    Download: Paper
Demos
  1. Zephyr Demo: Ubiquitous Accurate multi-Sensor Fusion-based Respiratory Rate Estimation Using Smartphones
    Heba Aly and Moustafa Youssef
    IEEE INFOCOM 2016.
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Others
  1. UbiBreathe: A Ubiquitous non-Invasive WiFi-based Breathing Estimator
    Heba Abdelnasser, Moustafa Youssef, and Khaled Harras
    Technical Report, 2015.
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