Arduino based messaging system for real time remote health monitoring of patients
Kunokho, Oscar Juma
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Health care provision remains a big challenge both in developing and developed countries. With increasing life expectancy a much larger percentage of the population will be dependent on others for their daily carein years to come. Lifestyle diseases are on the rise, with higher prevalence of diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, obesity and Hypertension, among many others. Extreme cases that need close observation can be done within the hospital setup other cases can be monitored remotely.High cost medical provision is being experienced in both developing and developing countries,where total global health spending is expected to rise by an average of 5.3 percent a year by2017.Most of the patients especially in poor countries result to an out-of-pocket expenditures on health.