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An advanced physiological data logger for medical imaging applications

Tareq Hasan Khan and Khan A Wahid*

Author Affiliations

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK S7N5A9, Canada

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EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems 2012, 2012:10  doi:10.1186/1687-3963-2012-10

Published: 26 December 2012

Abstract

The interest of physiological data sensing and recording using wireless body sensor network has increased in recent years due to the advancement of miniature and portable electronic devices. In this study, the design of a portable and rechargeable data logger with high data rate multiple wireless connectivity (Bluetooth and 2.4-GHz radio frequency) is discussed. The data are logged in micro secure digital (SD) cards and can be transferred to PC or Smartphone using SD card reader, USB interface, or Bluetooth wireless link. Analog signals can also be logged through an 8-channel analog-to-digital interface. A graphical LCD with touch screen is added for control and diagnosis. The hardware is generic and targeted for various medical imaging and data collection applications. The functionality of the prototype is later tested for wireless capsule endoscopy and skin temperature logging application.

Keywords:
Data logger; Bluetooth; Wireless link; Capsule endoscopy; Analog-to-digital