Title

Ambient Life

Date of Award

6-7-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Publisher

Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2017.

Department

Electrical Engineering

First Advisor

Ramesh Abhari

Second Advisor

Leyna Cotran

Abstract

Health Monitoring applications and devices are becoming very useful tools for people that want to take a more active role in their personal health. However, no current health-monitoring device is capable of harvesting its own power for operation. In our Senior Design project, we use an energy harvesting wireless sensor system that is designed to be easily worn on the wrist, or on the foot of an infant, in order to help people monitor their temperature and pulse rate. Our personal health-monitoring device operates using an Arduino pro mini microcontroller that reads in data from our sensors and passes them onto a Bluetooth module. The data that is recorded by the system is then sent over via Bluetooth to a laptop that will present the patient’s results. The device is powered by a battery that can be charged by USB power, or through our RF energy harvesting system.

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