Date Added: Aug 2010
The popularity of wireless devices has been pushing the envelope for medical applications. These devices, paired with a personal health monitoring framework can enable early detection and increased quality of life of citizen of developed nations. These devices are helping supplement the available disease detection and treatment techniques, as well as increasing the quality of life of the users of the system. BEAT (Bio-Environmental Android Tracking) provides methods for collecting, processing, and archiving ones' daily vital and spatiotemporal statistics using commercially available biologic and environmental sensors. The device analyzes the data and attempts to classify the behavior by using context information from accelerometers, GPS, previous behavior, and user feedback. Algorithms are executed to calculate statistics (e.g. heartbeat variance, time above/below certain thresholds, and flag abnormal readings).