System for Monitoring Environmental Variables in a Pharmacy Area Using an Alternative IoT Architecture (a Pilot Study)

Jefferson Sarmiento-Rojas, John Sebastian Sanchez-González, Pedro Antonio Aya-Parra, Daniel Alejandro Quiroga-Torres

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Abstract

Hospitals and health centers that own a pharmacy area require continuous and safe monitoring of environmental variables. The rigorous control of temperature and relative humidity allows the physical and chemical properties of the medicines to be conserved, according to the suggestion of suppliers and current laws that regulate the conservation of medicines. The Internet of things (IoT) allows for monitoring and controlling specific areas by obtaining and publishing relevant data directly in the cloud, enabling intelligent systems to make early decisions when an abnormality is present in the area. However, for the IoT to fulfill its purpose, there must exist a permanent connection of things to the Internet, which is a challenge when there is low or no connection. Therefore, the purpose of this work is to implement a monitoring system for environmental variables under the condition of low or no Internet connectivity, using alternative technologies such as (GSM) for transferring data to the cloud. As a result of this work, the design and implementation of a continuous monitoring system for environmental variables in the hospital pharmacy area is presented. This system guarantees the integrity and security of the acquired data due to the standardized communication protocols that were implemented and the alternative IoT architecture under which the system was designed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication8th Latin American Conference on Biomedical Engineering and 42nd National Conference on Biomedical Engineering - Proceedings of CLAIB-CNIB 2019
EditorsCésar A. González Díaz, Christian Chapa González, Eric Laciar Leber, Hugo A. Vélez, Norma P. Puente, Dora-Luz Flores, Adriano O. Andrade, Héctor A. Galván, Fabiola Martínez, Renato García, Citlalli J. Trujillo, Aldo R. Mejía
PublisherSpringer
Pages1284-1291
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030306472
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020
Event8th Latin American Conference on Biomedical Engineering and the 42nd National Conference on Biomedical Engineering, CLAIB-CNIB 2019 - Cancún, Mexico
Duration: Oct 2 2019Oct 5 2019

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
Volume75
ISSN (Print)1680-0737
ISSN (Electronic)1433-9277

Conference

Conference8th Latin American Conference on Biomedical Engineering and the 42nd National Conference on Biomedical Engineering, CLAIB-CNIB 2019
CountryMexico
CityCancún
Period10/2/1910/5/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

Cite this

Sarmiento-Rojas, J., Sanchez-González, J. S., Aya-Parra, P. A., & Quiroga-Torres, D. A. (2020). System for Monitoring Environmental Variables in a Pharmacy Area Using an Alternative IoT Architecture (a Pilot Study). In C. A. González Díaz, C. Chapa González, E. Laciar Leber, H. A. Vélez, N. P. Puente, D-L. Flores, A. O. Andrade, H. A. Galván, F. Martínez, R. García, C. J. Trujillo, & A. R. Mejía (Eds.), 8th Latin American Conference on Biomedical Engineering and 42nd National Conference on Biomedical Engineering - Proceedings of CLAIB-CNIB 2019 (pp. 1284-1291). (IFMBE Proceedings; Vol. 75). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-30648-9_165