With my previous experience with Raspberry Pi, I would like to continue to explore the capability of the single-board machine to understand the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) and apply the technology to the medical field.
Due to the pandemic, our health system is under lots of stress. Health professionals were unable to monitor the health status of the immense number of patients. That lack has led to inadequate treatments and loss of lives. An inexpensive tool like Raspberry Pi can benefit patients in monitoring their health and reduce the workload of healthcare professionals.
My project, MadiCare, uses the Raspberry Pi auxiliary connectivity to the sensor to collect health information like heartbeat and blood oxygen level (SpO2: Saturation of peripheral Oxygen) and send the data over the internet to a central system. Doctors can access the health data and provide a systematic analysis of the patient’s health status without an in-person appointment. The shortening of the diagnostic time with health data available allows the healthcare professionals to take care of more patients and provide treatment more efficiently.