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NFC and IoT-based electronic health card for elementary students using sensor fusion method

Noor Cholis Basjaruddin (Department of Electrical Engineering, Politeknik Negeri Bandung, Bandung, Indonesia)
Faris Rifqi Fakhrudin (Department of Electrical Engineering, Politeknik Negeri Bandung, Bandung, Indonesia)
Yana Sudarsa (Department of Electrical Engineering, Politeknik Negeri Bandung, Bandung, Indonesia)
Fatimah Noor (Dinas Kesehatan Cimahi, Cimahi, Indonesia)

International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications

ISSN: 1742-7371

Article publication date: 12 May 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

In the context of overcoming malnutrition in elementary school children and increasing public awareness of this issue, the Indonesian Government has created a “Card for Healthy School Children” (KMS-AS) program in the form of a paper health card. However, currently, the KMS-AS record data are still written on paper, which is less effective in terms of the health process. An integrated measuring device and an online data-recording system are needed to promote children’s health and facilitate access and transfer of data from one place to another. This study aims to develop NFC and IoT-based KMS-AS using sensor fusion method.

Design/methodology/approach

The results of this study show that an integrated measuring device for weight, height, body temperature and Spo2 level can be connected with mobile and Web applications using IoT technology, facilitating data recording and monitoring of children’s nutritional status. The sensor fusion method was used for the classification of nutritional status and health status, based on the results of measurement tools. Near field communication (NFC) technology was used to facilitate user identification when making measurements.

Findings

The results show that KMS-AS can facilitate classification of nutritional status and children's health status. Measurement and classification data can be monitored via Web and mobile applications. The accuracy of height, weight, body temperature and Spo2 measurements was 98.21%, 98.59%, 98.93% and 98.93%, respectively.

Originality/value

In this research, the authors successfully produced a system using sensor fusion method for measuring body weight, height, temperature and Spo2 level, which is integrated and can be connected to mobile applications and the Web using the IoT and NFC.

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Acknowledgements

The research was funded by The Ministry of Research and Technology, Republic of Indonesia under contract No. 135/SP2H/AMD/LT/DRPM/2020.

Citation

Basjaruddin, N.C., Rifqi Fakhrudin, F., Sudarsa, Y. and Noor, F. (2021), "NFC and IoT-based electronic health card for elementary students using sensor fusion method", International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPCC-11-2020-0201

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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