7th International Conference on Body Area Networks

Research Article

Disruption-Tolerant Wireless Sensor Networking for Biomedical Monitoring in Outdoor Conditions

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.bodynets.2012.250129,
        author={benferhat djamel and guidec frederic and quinton patrice},
        title={Disruption-Tolerant Wireless Sensor Networking for Biomedical Monitoring in Outdoor Conditions},
        proceedings={7th International Conference on Body Area Networks},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={BODYNETS},
        year={2012},
        month={11},
        keywords={wireless networking delay/disruption-tolerant networking sensor networking biomedical monitoring},
        doi={10.4108/icst.bodynets.2012.250129}
    }
    
  • benferhat djamel
    guidec frederic
    quinton patrice
    Year: 2012
    Disruption-Tolerant Wireless Sensor Networking for Biomedical Monitoring in Outdoor Conditions
    BODYNETS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.bodynets.2012.250129
benferhat djamel, guidec frederic1,*, quinton patrice2
  • 1: IRISA (University Of South Brittany)
  • 2: IRISA (ENS-Cachan)
*Contact email: Frederic.Guidec@univ-ubs.fr

Abstract

Off-the-shelf wireless sensing devices open up interesting perspectives for biomedical monitoring. Yet because of their limited processing and transmission capacities most applica- tions considered to date imply either indoor real-time data streaming, or ambulatory data recording. In this paper we investigate the possibility of using disruption-tolerant wire- less sensors to monitor the biomedical parameters of ath- letes during outdoor sports events. We focus on a scenario we believe to be a most challenging one: the ECG monitor- ing of runners during a marathon race, using off-the shelf sensing devices and a limited number of base stations de- ployed along the marathon route. Preliminary experiments conducted during an intra-campus sports event show that such a scenario is indeed viable, although special attention must be paid to supporting episodic, low-rate transmissions between sensors carried by runners and road-side base stations.