2nd International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks

Research Article

Practical experiences on mobile inter-body-area-networking

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/bodynets.2007.195,
        author={Martin Lipphardt and Horst Hellbr\'{y}ck and Dennis Pfisterer and Stefan Ransom and Stefan Fischer},
        title={Practical experiences on mobile inter-body-area-networking},
        proceedings={2nd International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks},
        keywords={Monitoring Network architecture Embedded low-power systems Application analysis Body Area Network Internetworking MarathonNet},
  • Martin Lipphardt
    Horst Hellbrück
    Dennis Pfisterer
    Stefan Ransom
    Stefan Fischer
    Year: 2007
    Practical experiences on mobile inter-body-area-networking
    DOI: 10.4108/bodynets.2007.195
Martin Lipphardt1,*, Horst Hellbrück1,*, Dennis Pfisterer1,*, Stefan Ransom1,*, Stefan Fischer1,*
  • 1: Institute of Telematics University of Lübeck Ratzeburger Allee 160 23538 Lübeck, Germany
*Contact email: lipphardt@itm.uni-luebeck._de, hellbrueck@itm.uni-luebeck._de, pfisterer@itm.uni-luebeck._de, ransom@itm.uni-luebeck._de, fischer@itm.uni-luebeck._de


Body Area Networks (BANs) facilitate a fine grained monitoring of human physical parameters. In current projects, BANs are often seen as single autonomous systems. By allowing BAN-to-BAN communication, information can be piggybacked to other BANs and forwarded to a central server automatically. Besides monitoring of patients, this technology is applicable in many other sectors as well. In this paper we introduce MarathonNet's pacemate as the central device of a BAN that supports BAN-BAN and BAN-Backend communication and serves as the BAN-User interface. We present results of our first prototypes and practical experiences on internetworking of 60 mobile BANs during a running competition.