2nd International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks

Research Article

Bodynet architectures: the meaning of wearability

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/bodynets.2007.10406,
        author={Paul Lukowicz},
        title={Bodynet architectures: the meaning of wearability},
        proceedings={2nd International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={BODYNETS},
        year={2007},
        month={6},
        keywords={},
        doi={10.4108/bodynets.2007.10406}
    }
    
  • Paul Lukowicz
    Year: 2007
    Bodynet architectures: the meaning of wearability
    BODYNETS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/bodynets.2007.10406
Paul Lukowicz1
  • 1: Embedded Systems Lab University of Passau www.wearable-computing.org

Abstract

Wearable systems are often vaguely described as electronics somehow integrated with clothing. We argue that while this is the way many systems are implemented, the definition of a wearable system is much more broad. Wearable systems are better defined through their functionality as systems that are usable always and everywhere. It is only from such functional definition that viable architectures and concepts for the integration of electronics with the users outfit can be developed.