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Low-Power Firmware Design Techniques for Wearable Emergency Health Monitoring System


Embedded wearable medical systems design has been a continuously developing research field. The requirements associated with wearable devices posts severe restrictions on size and battery capacity. Even though battery technology is improving continously, the battery weight and capacity are the issues that influence heavily on how wearable medical devices can be used. Medical devices often require real-time processing capabilities and this demands high throughput. The available energy resource of these system within the posted constraints doesn’t directly meet the demanding requirements. It requires rigorous resource and power management from the firmware to make it feasible. In this thesis we discuss the power constraints of our wearable emergency medical care monitoring device, BlueBox, and our approach in designing low-power firmware for making the optimal use the resource towards fulfilling the demanding requirements.

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