GreenMonitor: Extending battery life for continuous heart rate monitoring in smartwatches

Shravan Aras, Thienne Johnson, Kristoffer Cabulong, Christopher Gniady

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4 Scopus citations

Abstract

Health monitoring applications using smart devices are becoming increasingly popular due to an expanding number of new devices available and growing affordability of such devices. Smartwatches provide a new way to acquire data for heart rate and activity levels via accelerometers, gyroscopes, and other builtin sensors, which can enable a full range of health applications to improve users' lives. However, continuous heart rate monitoring can significantly reduce the operating time of a smartwatch, reducing the applicability for continuous monitoring. We propose GreenMonitor to extend the operating time of a smartwatch while maintaining accuracy of heart rate monitoring by leveraging the correlation between heart rate and activity level changes indicated by the accelerometer data. Through detailed implementation and evaluation we show that GreenMonitor can save 26% energy, on average for our traces, while maintaining accurate physical activity tracking and evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 17th International Conference on E-Health Networking, Application and Services, HealthCom 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages317-322
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781467383257
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 15 2016
Event17th International Conference on E-Health Networking, Application and Services, HealthCom 2015 - Boston, United States
Duration: Oct 13 2015Oct 17 2015

Other

Other17th International Conference on E-Health Networking, Application and Services, HealthCom 2015
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period10/13/1510/17/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Health Information Management
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Informatics
  • Surgery
  • Health(social science)

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    Aras, S., Johnson, T., Cabulong, K., & Gniady, C. (2016). GreenMonitor: Extending battery life for continuous heart rate monitoring in smartwatches. In 2015 17th International Conference on E-Health Networking, Application and Services, HealthCom 2015 (pp. 317-322). [7454518] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/HealthCom.2015.7454518