Designing A Smart Monitoring and Alert System for Malaria Patients Based on IoT in Burundi

Igor Didier Sabukunze, Suyoto Suyoto

Abstract


Malaria is an infectious disease that has a devastating effect on humans but is contagious and preventable. There were 228 million malaria cases globally in 2018, with 93% of patients and 94% dying showing up in Africa within Burundi, possessing a massive growth (51%). This study proposes an IoT design for smart monitoring and alert systems for malaria patients in Burundi. After being tested positive while they are home drinking tablets prescribed by the doctor, the patients will use a body temperature sensor. When the situation worsens, the patient shall be hospitalized and use the water level sensor to monitor the serum level, which contains quinine. Body temperature and water level sensor will be connected to Arduino Microcontroller, and all information will be gathered and sent to the IoT server through the internet. The system design is authentic and adequate in reducing mortality in Burundi. Besides, the system is equipped to set up a caution message to the medical staff in case of the patient's extreme conditions. It can be concluded that a Smart monitoring and alert system is essential for monitoring malaria patients and can alert in case of a severe condition.

Keywords


IoT, malaria; alert system; monitoring.

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 2626-8493
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