Abstract The main focus of this research is to design a system that detects heart beat rate of a patient using a pulse sensor, monitor the system using Arduino and show the readings in BPM (Beats Per Minute) on the LCD connected to it. In addition to the aforementioned, the system would send the readings obtained to ThingSpeak (the chosen Internet of Things platform) using the Wi-Fi module (ESP8266), so that Heart Beats can be monitored from anywhere in the world over the internet.
In this project, patient’s health is continuously monitored and the acquired data is transmitted to an Internet of Things (IoT) platform using Wi-Fi wireless sensor networks; embedded processor supports for analyzing the input from the patient and the results of all the parameters are stored in the database. An ARDUINO board was used to program the ATmega 328 microcontroller.
Keywords— Heart-Beat, Arduino, IoT, Wi-Fi, Microcontroller