Authors: Sheng-Fu Liang, Tsung-Hao Hsieh, Chih-En Kuo
Abstract: Various wearable health monitoring systems and mobile applications that support healthy living have been developed recently due to advances in electronic and information technologies. In this paper, the criteria of an available and accessible health monitoring system for home use or for public health in developing countries are discussed. Two available and wearable monitoring systems, the actigraphy system with low sampling rate for power-saving and data reduction to perform accurate wake-sleep scoring, and an innovative and wearable electrooculogram (EOG) recording system to perform full-stage sleep monitoring were presented. These systems were developed following the criteria, the reliability and applicability of these systems were also demonstrated. Due to the advantages of comfortable recording and accurate sleep analysis, these systems are practicable solutions for homecare and affordable for public health in developing countries.
Keywords: wearable systems; actigraphy; electrooculogram; sleep monitoring; homecare.