A Model of Packet Loss in the Bluetooth Low Energy Component of a Wearable Body Area Network Caused by Interference from a Residential Microwave Oven

Barge, William ;   Chou, Te-Shun ;   Lin, Yuetong ;   Ozan, Erol

Tags Body sensor networksWireless communications, networking and cloud computingWearable sensors

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States. Advances in wireless technology have made possible the remote...

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A Real-Time Robust Fall Detection System using a Wireless Gait Analysis Sensor and an Artificial Neural Network

Nukala, Bhargava Teja ;   Shibuya, Naohiro ;   Rodriguez, Amanda ;   Tsay, Jerry ;   Nguyen, Tam ;   Zupancic, Steven ;   Lie, Donald Yu-Chun

Tags Wireless sensors and device controlBody sensor networksWearable sensors

This paper describes our custom-designed wireless gait analysis sensor (WGAS) system developed and tested for real-time fall detection. The...

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Affordable M2M Enabled E-Health using Standard BAN Technology

Kuroda, Masahiro ;   Fukahori, Michiko

Tags Affordable global healthcareGlobal healthcare challengesBody sensor networks

E-health technologies reduce the costs of social medical/healthcare system not only in developed but also in developing countries. Body area...

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An Application-Agnostic Quality of Service Framework for Wireless Body Area Networks

Monsef, Ehsan ;   Gonnot, Thomas ;   Yi, Won-Jae ;   Saniie, Jafar

Tags Body sensor networksWireless communications, networking and cloud computing

This paper presents an application-agnostic Quality of service (QoS) framework for Wireless Body Area Networks (WBAN). The applications of...

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Bluetooth Low Energy for Wearable Sensor-Based Healthcare Systems

Lu, Jiang ;   Zhang, Ting ;   Hu, Fei ;   Hao, Qi

Tags Wireless communications, networking and cloud computingWearable sensorsBody sensor networks

Wearable sensor-based healthcare systems have drawn a lot of attention from the scientific community and the industry during the past...

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Body-Worn Fully-Passive Wireless Analog Sensors for Physiological Signal Capture through Load Modulation using Resistive Transducers

Consul Pacareu, Sergi ;   Arellano, David ;   Morshed, Bashir

Tags Body sensor networksWearable sensorsWireless sensors and device control

Fully-passive wireless body-sensors pose viable solutions for unobtrusive monitoring of physiological signals at natural settings. While...

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Med-Vest: A Textile based Sensory Array

Durfee, Robert ;   Venugopalan, Janani ;   Ren, Jiacheng ;   Wang, May D.

Tags Body sensor networksPOC diagnostics

Sickle cell disease is a genetic mutation that causes sickling of the red blood cells, affecting between 90,000 and 100,000 Americans....

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Metabolic Energy Expenditure Estimation using a Position-Agnostic Wearable Sensor System

Dong, Bo ;   Montoye, Alexander ;   Biswas, Subir, Kumar ;   Pfeiffer, Karin

Tags Data mining, analysis and machine learningBody sensor networksWearable sensors

This paper presents an energy expenditure estimation method that uses a wearable accelerometer sensor, but does not rely on a priori...

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Motion Tracking of a Subject Lying on a Bed using RGB-D Sensor

Tamei, Tomoya ;   Saxena, Krati ;   Ikeda, Kazushi ;   Shibata, Tomohiro

Tags Body sensor networksMedical devicesPOC technologies

In this paper, we developed a motion tracking system of a subject lying on a bed using a cheap RGB-D sensor for remote diagnosis. We...

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Non-contact Screening System for Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome using the Time-Varying Baseline of Radar Amplitudes

Kagawa, Masayuki ;   Tojima, Hirokazu ;   Matsui, Takemi

Tags Body sensor networksPOC diagnosticsWireless sensors and device control

The gold standard test for sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome is full-night polysomnography (PSG). However, PSG with multiple electrodes is...

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Non-Invasive Monitoring of Eating Behavior using Spectrogram Analysis in a Wearable Necklace

Alshurafa, Nabil ;   Kalantarian, Haik ;   Pourhomayoun, Mohammad ;   Sarin, Shruti ;   Liu, Jason Jun Hing ;   Sarrafzadeh, Majid

Tags Wearable sensorsBody sensor networksmHealth

Food intake levels, hydration, chewing and swallowing rate, and dietary choices are all factors known to impact one's health. This paper...

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Sensor Network for Extended Health Monitoring of Hospital Patients

Gonnot, Thomas ;   Yi, Won-Jae ;   Monsef, Ehsan ;   Govindan, Pramod ;   Saniie, Jafar

Tags Infrastructure independent careBody sensor networksWearable sensors

Modern hospitals are equipped with a variety of medical devices for the care of the patients. A particular group of devices are the ones...

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Spectrogram-Based Audio Classification of Nutrition Intake

Kalantarian, Haik ;   Alshurafa, Nabil ;   Pourhomayoun, Mohammad ;   Sarin, Shruti ;   Le, Tuan ;   Sarrafzadeh, Majid

Tags Body sensor networks

Acoustic monitoring of food intake in an unobtrusive, wearable form-factor can encourage healthy dietary choices by enabling individuals to...

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Support Vector Regression for METs of Exergaming Actions

Mortazavi, Bobak ;   Pourhomayoun, Mohammad ;   Alshurafa, Nabil ;   Chronley, Michael ;   Lee, Sunghoon Ivan ;   Roberts, Christian K ;   Sarrafzadeh, Majid

Tags Wearable sensorsSensor reliability and data validationBody sensor networks

Sedentary behavior is a root cause of several chronic conditions affecting health of adults and children in the United States and worldwide....

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