ANTENATAL CARE MONITORING SYSTEM BASED ON INTERNET OF THINGS TECHNOLOGY IN NIGERIA
Keywords:Antenatal care, IoT devices, network, sensors, Big data, Cloud Computing
The adoption of alternative channel for service delivery has becoming part of every sphere of human endeavour including the health care services. The reports on the rise of maternal mortality rate in Nigeria necessitated the search for alternative medium for sustaining the monitoring of antenatal mothers away from hospitals using technologies such as internet of things (IoT).Factors such bad or poor road network, poor medical facilities, limited numbers of medical professionals and cost antenatal care in Nigeria are some of the key factors leading to an improved means of delivering antenatal care. The Antenatal care Monitoring System Using IoT collects data from the sensors based electronic interface won by antenatal mothers at their different distances and display the data on the computer screen through a wireless means with internet connectivity. Hence by using IoT, long distance transmission of health data is achieved and medical decisions taken by appropriate professionals. The data collected on an antenatal mother can be sent from any distance to where it can be seen and further controlling action may be initiated if required. This study presents a new system design on internet of things-based Data mining Model and Cloud Integration for Antenatal care in Nigeria. A general background study on IoT vast opportunities with respect to devices capabilities, communication design and software application development were presented and from which the researcher proposes a framework for antenatal care monitoring and makes recommendations. The data collected on an antenatal mother can be sent from any distance to where it can be seen and further controlling action may be initiated if required. All the actors in IoT market must be proactive in developing preventive measures to reduce the impending danger of IoT.