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dc.contributor.authorKhan, Masood Mehmood
dc.contributor.authorSandy, Sean
dc.contributor.editorYuan Ting Zhang
dc.identifier.citationKhan, Masood Mehmood and Sandy, Sean. 2012. A Tongue-Activated Emergency Beacon for Immobile Patients, in Yuan Ting Zhang (ed), IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI 2012), Jan 5 2012, pp. 1012-1015.Shenzhen, China: IEEE-EMBS

This paper reports the design and implementation of an infrared signal transmitting tongue activated emergency beacon. This low-cost, simple and reliable device can help immobile patients communicate with the medical staff in the event of an emergency without interfering with other equipment. The physical dimensions of this device were minimized to provide flexibility and suit the most vulnerable and impaired patients. The presented sensor-microcontroller configuration results in a robust and intelligent functionality that would allow this device to outperform many of the commercially available systems used in similar environments.

dc.subjectnon-conventional communication mechanism
dc.subjectMedica devices
dc.subjectinfrared communication
dc.subjecthuman-computer interaction
dc.titleA Tongue-Activated Emergency Beacon for Immobile Patients
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleProceedings of IEEE-EMBS 2012 BHI (International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics)
dcterms.source.seriesProceedings of IEEE-EMBS 2012 BHI (International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics)
dcterms.source.conferenceIEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI 2012)
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateJan 5 2012
dcterms.source.conferencelocationShenzhen, China
dcterms.source.placeIEEE Press, Asia Pacific

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curtin.departmentDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

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