Posts Categorized: June 2013

June 2013 eNewsletter

IEEE standard supports development of innovative body area networks

By Arthur W. Astrin
Wireless body area networks are predicted to proliferate in the next five years and have numerous groundbreaking applications, particularly in healthcare. In order for them to be effective, they must be able to work both around and within the human body. The …

Body Sensor Networks – from concept to clinical translation

By Benny Lo
Aiming to develop pervasive sensing technologies to address the increasing demands on the healthcare services caused by the demographic shifts, Body Sensor Networks (BSN) has attracted many interests in both academic and industrial communities. Together with the advances in sensing, computing and wireless …

Embedded Computing Frameworks for Body Sensor Networks

By G. Fortino
SPINE is an open-source framework, using versatile wireless communication between body-mounted Sensor Nodes and a remote Coordinator. It supports development of efficient BSN Systems. Several applications have already been implemented. The article contains a link to the web site from which the framework …

System Design Concerns for Body Sensor Networks

By Daniel W. Bliss
In this article, a system-level discussion of body sensor networks and their applications is provided. Because the nature of engineering, it is easy to become focused on a particular aspect associated with one’s area of expertise. Here, the engineer is encouraged to …

Special Issue – Body Sensor Networks

Nitish Thakor, Editor-In-Chief
This Issue features articles on wearable wireless Body Sensor Networks. With the advent of miniaturized sensors for monitoring physiological signals there is an increasing need for efficient, secure networks to integrate sensor data into a mobile network to allow continuous, remote monitoring of …

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June 2013 Contributors

Arthur W. AstrinArthur W. Astrin received the Ph.D. E.E. from U.C.L.A. in Communication Engineering in 1984 and Master Degree in Mathematics from U.C. San Diego. He has worked for Apple Computer, Inc., IBM (where he achieved 100% club), Siemens, ROLM, Memorex and Citicorp in technical and management positions, where he developed several computer and communication systems. Read more

Daniel W. BlissDaniel W. Bliss is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University. Dan received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Physics from the University of California at San Diego (1997 and 1995), and his BSEE in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University (1989). Read more

Giancarlo FortinoGiancarlo Fortino is currently an Associate Professor of Computer Engineering (since 2006) at the Dept. of Informatics, Modeling, Electronics and Systems (DIMES) of the University of Calabria (Unical), Rende (CS), Italy. He received a Laurea Degree and a PhD in Computer Engineering from Unical in 1995 and 2000, respectively. Read more

Benny Ping Lai LoBenny Ping Lai Lo is Lecturer at the Hamlyn Centre and the Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London. He also acts as the Programmer Manager of the ESPRIT Programme, a UK EPSRC and UK Sport funded programme. Read more