Help regarding project

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by boris910, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. boris910

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 29, 2009
    Hi everyone,

    I am right now involved in a project called Emergency pre Hospital care in which
    the patient's data such as BP,ECG has to be send to the hospital.I have planned to use
    Online database system.
    Can anyone tell me how to store the data from a microcontroller into a online web database such as
    My sql.
    I have seen that data can be send from microcontroller to the computer via MS COM port and can
    be displayed in visual basic.But I want to make a system in which the data is stored in
    Mysql directly and can be viewed using the browser.

    Kindly please tell me how to make it.
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2009
  2. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    Have you access to the various database manuals? They should give acceptable formats for input information.

    Given the continuing flap over patient health record security, can you design such a database that is both viewable using a browser and is utterly secure? would think the data entry and display aspects are only fractionally as important as data security.
  3. jpanhalt


    Jan 18, 2008
    Actually, patient data per se are not protected by security. It is the link between the data and a patient that must be protected. That allows a variety of options in emergency situations, such as "z codes." (That was a local term. I doubt it is universally used.).

    The way it works is, the patient is given an arbitrary identifier (e.g., z code). Everything related to that patient is linked to the z code. All that needs to be protected is the link between the z code and patient ID, which may not actually be known in an emergency situation anyway.

    Assigning a unique but anonymous code to a person is much better than using some other anonymous ID, such as "the patient in bed 4," or, "the lady with red hair," etc.

  4. KL7AJ

    AAC Fanatic!

    Nov 4, 2008

    I don't know if you have an actual budget for this, but if there are a few dollars to toss at it, you can't beat LABVIEW for this sort of thing. It has ActiveX tools built right in for generating reports from data. A lot of institutions have Labview site licenses might be worth checkinig out.

  5. boris910

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 29, 2009
    Actually i don have to do all secure work.
    Am thinking of just designing the main framework which
    could be extended later.
    Right now a simple version is wnough without much security.
    but my worry is the time delay and the feasibility...