Increasingly Popular Cooking Hacks Offers e-Health Biometric Sensor Platform to Monitor Patients via Arduino, Raspberry Pi

Ed Silverstein | Health Tech Zone | January 17, 2013
A new e-Health sensor platform has been developed to provide tools to monitor patient conditions via Arduino and Raspberry Pi open source hardware platforms. The service is from Cooking Hacks, the open hardware division of Libelium, the wireless sensor networks platform provider for Smart Cities solutions.

In a recent statement , the company said the e-Health sensor platform offers sensing for nine factors. These include: airflow, blood pressure, pulse, oxygen in blood (SPO2), electrocardiogram (EKG), glucometer, galvanic skin response (GSR), patient position and body temperature. With this initiative, the Arduino and Raspberry Pi Community can develop new e-Health applications and products.

"We aim to give the Arduino and Rapberry Pi community a platform to develop quick proof-of-concept projects as the basis of a new era of open source medical products," David Gascón, CTO at Libelium, said in the statement carried by HealthTechZone . "Cooking Hacks provides a cheap, open alternative compared to the proprietary and price-prohibitive medical market solutions available, to inspire makers to develop new applications that help people thrive."