IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 7, July 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Anuradha T. Agrawal, Pankaj S. Ashtankar
Healthcare is approaching a critical situation. The ageing of population is increasing the prevalence of chronic diseases. Cardiovascular and respiratory diseases not only kill hundreds of thousands of people each year around the globe but also cost billions of dollars. Patients have to make frequent visits to their doctor to get their vital signs measured. People in remote places are deprived of proper healthcare. Hence, there is a need to develop a system which will help in reducing the frequent visits to the clinic and also help in early diagnosis of dangerous diseases. A system must be targeted both for monitoring elderly and for monitoring rehabilitation after hospitalization period and at the same time economically efficient. This paper presents our initial attempts to develop such a system with the help of Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS) by adaptive learning mechanism. The MATLAB simulation results indicate that the performance of the ANFIS approach is valuable and easy to implement. The developed healthcare system can be useful for the elderly and terminally ill patients confined within their homes and at the same time helpful to the pregnant women for their regular checkups without personally visiting to the clinic.