Development and Evaluation of a Python Telecare System Based on a Bluetooth Body Area Network

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This paper presents a prototype of a telemonitoring system, based on a BAN (Body Area Network) that is integrated by a BlueTooth (BT) pulse oximeter, a GPS (Global Positioning System) unit, and a Smartphone. The Smartphone is the hardware platform for running Python software that manages the Bluetooth piconet formed by the sensors. Thus the Smartphone forwards the data received from the Bluetooth devices, encoded into JSON (JavaScript Object Notation), to a central server. This server provides universal access to the information of the patient's location and health status through a web application based on AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) technology.

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