A New Approach to Improve the Quality of Life of Narcolepsy Patients: IoMT-based Neurofollow Smartwatch


  • Edanur Çarbuğa Biyomedical Engineering Department, Kocaeli University, Türkiye
  • Mustafa Hikmet Bilgehan Uçar Information Systems Engineering Department, Kocaeli University, Türkiye
  • Faruk Aktaş Biyomedical Engineering Department, Kocaeli University, Türkiye




Narcolepsy, Neurology, Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), Smartwatch


Narcolepsy is a chronic and neurologic disorder come into telltale by excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy. Its neurologic manifestations and laboratory studies are distinctive from other disorders that cause daytime drowsiness. The disorder often appears during adolescence and persists throughout life. An important role is played in the study of genetic susceptibility to narcolepsy, with specific HLAs indicating the presence of a gene that increases narcolepsy susceptibility in the region of the major histocompatibility complex on chromosome 6. Although not fully resolved treatment of sleepiness with stimulants and cataplexy with tricyclic antidepressants leads to substantial improvement most of patient. There is no treatment available for narcolepsy. Within this scope patient follow up system has important role about narcolepsy patient life. The aim of this study is to facilitate the lives of narcolepsy patients with an Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)-based smart watch as a patient monitoring system. The IoMT-based neurofollow smartwatch system operates as an integrated health monitoring platform designed for individuals with neurological disorders such as narcolepsy. The device incorporates a sensor suite that includes accelerometers, gyroscopes, and heart rate monitors to continuously capture and record a variety of biometric data regarding the user's physical activity and physiological parameters (heart rate, sleep cycles, etc.). Upon detection of potential neurological irregularities, the system initiates targeted alerts and notifications, disseminated through the smartwatch interface or connected mobile applications. These alerts serve to apprise the user or designated caregivers of the observed deviations, thereby facilitating timely intervention and mitigation strategies.




How to Cite

Çarbuğa, E., Uçar, M. H. B., & Aktaş, F. (2023). A New Approach to Improve the Quality of Life of Narcolepsy Patients: IoMT-based Neurofollow Smartwatch. AS-Proceedings, 1(7), 873–877. https://doi.org/10.59287/as-proceedings.808