Piezoelectric based biosignal transmission using XBee

Mohammed Jalil, Mohamed Al Hamadi, Abdulla Saleh, Omar Al Zaabi, Soha Ahmed, Walid Shakhatreh, Mahmoud Al Ahmad

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This paper is showcasing the development of an innovative healthcare solution that will allow patient to be monitored remotely. The system utilizes a piezoelectric sheet sensor and XBee wireless communication protocol to collect and transmit heart beat pressure signal from human subject neck to a receiving node. Then, using signal processing techniques a set of important vital parameters such as heart rate, and blood pressure are extracted from the received signal. Those extracted parameters are needed to assess the human subject health continuously and timely. The architecture of our developed system, which enables wireless transmission of the raw acquired physiological signal, has three advantages over existing systems. First, it increases user's mobility because we employed XBee wireless communication protocol for signal transmission. Second, it increases the system usability since the user has to carry a single unit for signal acquisition while preprocessing is performed remotely. Third, it gives us more flexibility in acquiring various vital parameters with great accuracy since processing is done remotely with powerful computers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-294
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Medical sensors
  • Piezoelectric
  • Remote health monitoring
  • Vital signs
  • XBee

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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