Smart Maternal Healthcare Monitoring System using Wireless Sensors NetworkAuthor(s): Santhi S, Gandhi AP, Geetha M and Nirmala K
The paucity of proper awareness on maternal and child health in rural area fallouts in an alarming number of maternity and infant deaths. In developing nations like India where there are more rural areas, pregnant women are not conscious about the balanced nutrition diet and their health care during their earliest stage of pregnancy which causes early infant death or handicapped child. The major challenge for obstetricians is preterm labour and premature baby. We have proposed an integrated monitoring system for a woman during antenatal period using a mobile cognitive radio and body sensors which can communicate in wireless medium and the recurrent data stored in cloud storage as a medical history. The simulation model of a heterogeneous network has created to obtain the performance comparison of various protocols based on quality of service of data transmission.