Mobile Medical Device Integration

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NexJ Medical Peripheral Mobile Adapter will be designed to enable NexJ's Mobile Healthcare solutions to interact with Bluetooth/WiFi peripherals.

First Application: Blood Pressure/Weight Scale to Android using Bluetooth protocol

Current Contributors

Past Contributors




NexJ's mobile health solution requires its smartphone health coach application to have the ability to read medical measurement data from Bluetooth-capable devices, The devices included in the initial project proposal are as follows: blood pressure device, glucose level measuring device and a weight measuring device.

The health coach application will be designed to use PhoneGap, a rising technology that blurs the line between mobile operating systems. Implementing native Bluetooth adapters becomes only part of the solution. The health coach application will interact with a unified API in JavaScript to retrieve data from Bluetooth-capable medical peripherals.

The unified JavaScript API will be developed to utilize PhoneGap's JavaScript API to make native code calls. These native calls will focus on a medical Bluetooth device adapter which also must be implemented. This Bluetooth adapter will be extended for each supported measuring device and implemented on each supported mobile operating system.

Project Scope

  • Not responsible for communication with the server.
  • Responsible for communication with Bluetooth peripherals.

Supported Versions


  • Xcode 4.3 +
  • OSX 10.7 +
  • iOS 4.3 +
  • Bluetooth SPP capable


  • Eclipse 3.6.2 +
  • ADT Latest
  • Java 1.6 +
  • Minimum OS: 2.2
  • Recommended OS: latest
  • Bluetooth SPP capable

Project Status


  • Bluetooth communication outline: Spec
  • Bluetooth native implementation: Details
  • Project Design: Design Page
  • Phonegap cross platform plugin solution: Tutorial
  • Documentation: Docs

Project Repository

Mercurical HowTo

Branching Rules

  • Nobody commits to default.
    • default is the master branch we will use to generate submissions back to NexJ
  • Nobody commits to dev.
    • dev is the branch were the latest completed features and bug fixes come together for testing
  • Keep branches relevant.
    • If the focus of what your coding changes, make a new branch
  • Best practice is to branch off of dev.
    • Exceptional scenarios call for branching off of default or other branches, you will not encounter them
  • Branch names in lowercase.
  • Hyphenate branch names if required.
    • bluetooth-plugin
  • Branch names must either be:
    • A bitbucket issue, example: issue-14 OR bug-14
    • A feature name, example: cryptography-bug

Design Changes


Most of us probably have some relative that may be in and out of hospital or some may have a critically ill relative. Wouldn't it be nice to have some way of monitoring how they are doing? Wouldn't it be great to see all this information on your smart phone? Wouldn't it be great to have not only the information freely available to patients but also that the software is free and open source? I will explain the cutting edge technology/research we are conducting.

What is MyOscar?

MyOscar is a personal health record system which was created to give patients the freedom to see their medical records. Not only are patients able to see this information but also share this information with family and loved ones. The software is open source. To read more about it visit:

Should Patients Have Access To Their Personal Medical Data And Why?

You may have an elderly parent or grandparent that you may want to monitor if their condition becomes critical while at work or traveling. Or you may have a critically ill loved one that you may be taking care of. We think by having this technology, it would make it possible to help improve peoples lives and relieve worries.

Critical Care Patient Monitoring And Can Technology Help?

We believe that yes, it could be possible to help a patients for example a critical care patient which would need around the clock monitoring. Perhaps with technology like this patients could leave the hospital and allow their caregivers to monitor them through an application (smart phone).

About My Teams Efforts At Seneca CDOT (Center of Development Of Open Source Technology)

We are researchers, students and professors that believe that it may be possible to improve the healthcare industry through cutting edge technology. We believe that this technology we create should be open source. We have created mobile applications that read wireless via Bluetooth to retrieve accurate medical data. Currently we are working on syncing this data with MyOscar EMR to further improve accessibility of patient data.



Dylan Ford Potter

Wei Song


Edward Charles Elio Hanna

Carlin Desautels

Vincent Lee

Kirill Sochnev

Peter Liu

Jordan Anastasiade