Ubiquitous Approach to Body Hydration Testing

Jeannette Chin, Alin Tisan

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Monitoring the human hydration level (BHL) is a key factor in preventing urinary system disorders. The paper proposes a smart holistic system that comprises two components: (1) a urine colour measurement system that can be installed in restrooms, and (2) a mobile app that can be used to interact with the measurement unit, track the user's BHL, view statistical data and advice. The main prototype was built based on low-cost embedded Internet devices coupled with RGB sensors and light sources. Based on the RGB theory, the system was tested in a laboratory, using liquid mixed with food colour of different shades. Results were presented on the mobile app. The system was successfully implemented, as a ubiquitous ?on-the-go? self-test solution for raising awareness in a ?greener? and ?user-friendly? way.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015
Event2015 International Conference on Intelligent Environments -
Duration: 15 Jul 201517 Jul 2015


Conference2015 International Conference on Intelligent Environments


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