An IoT-based pervasive body hydration tracker (PHT)

Chin, Jeannette and Tisan, Alin (2015) An IoT-based pervasive body hydration tracker (PHT). In: 2015 IEEE 13th International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN), Cambridge, UK.

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Urinary system disorders may be prevented by achieving a good body hydration level (BHL). This paper investigated a measurement platform set-up for detecting the shade of the (yellow) colour and its integration with the IoT principles [14] for providing ubiquitous services to the users (citizens). We propose a smart IoT-based holistic system that consists of a urine colour measurement component to be fitted in urinals. Based on RGB colour theory, the system was implemented using myRio board and interacts with a mobile application. Bio-samples (urine) gathered from volunteers were tested. A comparison of results was made by further testing the samples with a hand-held refractometer. The results showed that it is possible to infer the BHL by analysing the blue values of RGB colour and compare the results with the recommended colour chart [8]. We believe that the proposed system promotes sustainable healthy lifestyle through its ubiquitous “on-the-go” self-test solution and raise BHL awareness in a more “greener” and “personal” way.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Pervasive Computing, Body Hydration Level (BHL) detection and awareness, smart Internet of Thing (IoT) and applications, Ambient Intelligence, Ubiquitous Health, Mobile Computing, Smart Cities
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Science & Technology (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Jeannette Chin
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2016 09:56
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2022 10:45

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