3rd International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks

Research Article

A Framework for Creating Healthcare Monitoring Applications Using Wireless Body Sensor Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.BODYNETS2008.2969,
        author={Sameer Iyengar and Filippo Tempia  Bonda and Raffaele Gravina and Antonio Guerrieri and Giancarlo Fortino and Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli},
        title={A Framework for Creating Healthcare Monitoring Applications Using Wireless Body Sensor Networks},
        proceedings={3rd International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={BODYNETS},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Wireless sensor network healthcare monitoring dynamic sensor activation and reconfiguration},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.BODYNETS2008.2969}
    }
    
  • Sameer Iyengar
    Filippo Tempia Bonda
    Raffaele Gravina
    Antonio Guerrieri
    Giancarlo Fortino
    Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
    Year: 2010
    A Framework for Creating Healthcare Monitoring Applications Using Wireless Body Sensor Networks
    BODYNETS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.BODYNETS2008.2969
Sameer Iyengar1,*, Filippo Tempia Bonda2,*, Raffaele Gravina3,*, Antonio Guerrieri3,*, Giancarlo Fortino3,*, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli1,*
  • 1: University of California at Berkeley
  • 2: Telecom Italia
  • 3: University of Calabria
*Contact email: sameer@eecs.berkeley.edu, filippo.tempia@telecomitalia.it, raffaele.gravina@gmail.com, antoni.guerreri@gmail.com, g.fortino@unical.it, alberto@eecs.berkeley.edu

Abstract

To aid development of Body Sensor Network (BSN) applications, we define a framework that manages common tasks for healthcare monitoring applications. The framework allows for dynamic configuration and control of signal processing and sensing functions on the sensor nodes. Using this framework, we create a healthcare monitoring platform upon which we implement applications for posture recognition as well as physical therapy. We show how body sensor network resources can be dynamically allocated to support heterogeneous application requirements without hardware reconfiguration.