Modern Dehydration Detecting and Alerting System for Pregnant Women

Document Type : Primary Research paper

Authors

1 Research Scholar, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai - 73

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Siddharth Institute of Engineering and Technology, Andhra Pradesh

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai – 603203

Abstract

Dehydration happens in our body, when more water and fluids leave than the
water we consume. Dehydration is more normal during pregnancy than at different
occasions. Although most cases of dehydration in pregnancy are mild, severe dehydration
can be dangerous for both the mother and the baby. The baby puts a lot of demands on the
body, therefore pregnant women need to eat a lot of extra nutrients and drink a lot of
water. Morning sickness, like conditions that induce excessive vomiting, can contribute to
dehydration. When dehydration becomes severe, thirst feelings may disappear. Dizziness
and disorientation, a beating heart, and changes in the baby's rhythmic movement are all
signs of more significant dehydration during pregnancy. A serious shortage of hydration
can result in poor amniotic fluid production and organ malfunction, which can lead to the
infant's growth being stunted. We created a Modern Dehydration Detecting and Alerting
System for Pregnant Women to address this dehydration problem in pregnant women. We
utilise an Arduino UNO, a power supply, a sweat sensor, an LCD display, and embedded C
software in this system. We'll utilise a sweat sensor to detect dehydration in pregnant
women, which will be sent to the Ardunio UNO, which will analyse the data and present it
on the LCD display. The degree of dehydration and metabolic activity are constantly
monitored by this system. Pregnant women can maintain their hydration levels and have
appropriate fetal development with the aid of this device.

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Volume 12, Issue 3 - Serial Number 3
International Virtual Conference on Newer Trends and Innovation in Nanotechnology Materials Science, Science and Technology
June 2021
Pages 53-57