Modularized Ubiquitous Healthcare Electronics (MUHE)
20101115 - 20120515
Dr Enboa Wu
In this project, reflective pulse oximeter module which can be integrated into mobile phone and digital plaster will be used as the demonstration vehicles. The deliverables of the project are as follows: • Prototypes for pulse oximetry measurement for mobile phone integration, including: 1. Sensor module; 2. Signal processing module; 3. System/algorithm implementation • Prototypes for digital plaster, including 1. Pulse oximetry module; 2. Wireless communication module; 3. Flexible packaging • Preliminary clinical trial results for pulse oximetry module • Licensable HE-based packaging technologies & multi-discipline integration, protocol design and implementation • Technical report of HE market intelligence survey including market status, application targets & IP mapping • HE-related IPs including at least 4 patents
Care Health Information Technology Co., Limited [Sponsor] EP Venture Company Limited [Sponsor] Senior Citizen Home Safety Association (SCHSA) Shenzhen Breo Technology Co., Ltd. Sunwide Corporation Limited [Sponsor] ZhangZhou HengLi Electronic Co., Ltd
Due to increasing aging population in the world, there is a substantial number of people with chronic health conditions who need homecare and long-term care services while there has been a shortage in service providers and nurses. Therefore, healthcare services are being extended from hospital to home. In addition, people become more health conscious creating a huge market for healthcare-related products. The forecasted market for portable healthcare electronics in China is more than RMB 12.6 billion and 65% (i.e., RMB8.3 billion) is for home-use. To allow people to measure their health condition ubiquitously, modularized healthcare electronics that can be integrated with consumer electronics are needed. To support the development of modularized ubiquitous healthcare electronics (MUHE), sensor and packaging related multi-disciplinary technologies involving optical, electrical and thermo-mechanical designs are needed. Reflective pulse oximeter modules which can be integrated into mobile phone and digital plaster will be developed. The optical, electrical and thermo-mechanical designs developed can be applied in future healthcare electronics, e.g., blood glucose and blood alcohol meter.