Wearable Medical Devices for Tele-Home Healthcare

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

159 Scopus Citations
View graph of relations



Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5384-5387
Journal / PublicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes


Title26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2004
PlaceUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period1 - 5 September 2004


The world's ageing population and prevalence of chronic diseases have lead to high demand for tele-home Healthcare, in which vital-signs monitoring is essential. An overview of state-of-art wearable technologies for remote patient-monitoring is presented, followed by case studies on a cuffless blood pressure meter, ring-type heart rate monitor, and Bluetooth™-based ECG monitor. Aim of our project is to develop a tele-home healthcare system which utilizes wearable devices, wireless communication technologies, and multisensor data fusion methods. As an important part of this system, a cuffless BP meter has been developed and tested on 30 subjects in a total of 71 trials over a period of five months. Preliminary results show a mean error (ME) of 1.82mmHg and standard deviation of error (SDE) of 7.62mmHg in systolic pressure; while ME and SDE in diastolic pressure are 0.45mmHg and 5.27mm Hg, respectively.

Research Area(s)

  • Cuffless blood pressure meter, Finger-ring sensor, Tele-home healthcare, Wearable device