6th International ICST Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications, Worksharing

Research Article

SPARTAN: A framework for Smart Phone Assisted Real-Time Health care Network design

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2010.6,
        author={Shinan Wang and Weisong Shi and Bengt B. Arnetz and Clairy Wiholm},
        title={SPARTAN: A framework for Smart Phone Assisted Real-Time Health care Network design},
        proceedings={6th International ICST Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications, Worksharing},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={COLLABORATECOM},
        year={2011},
        month={5},
        keywords={Control systems Electrocardiography Hardware Internet Java Monitoring Portable computers},
        doi={10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2010.6}
    }
    
  • Shinan Wang
    Weisong Shi
    Bengt B. Arnetz
    Clairy Wiholm
    Year: 2011
    SPARTAN: A framework for Smart Phone Assisted Real-Time Health care Network design
    COLLABORATECOM
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2010.6
Shinan Wang1,*, Weisong Shi1,*, Bengt B. Arnetz2,*, Clairy Wiholm3,*
  • 1: Dept. of Computer Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
  • 2: Dept. of Family Medicine and PHS, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
  • 3: Dept. of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University, Stockholm, Sweden
*Contact email: shinan@wayne.edu, weisong@wayne.edu, barnetz@wayne.edu, clairy.wiholm@pubcare.uu.se

Abstract

Leveraging body area sensor network (BASN) for health care is a very promising application domain for wireless sensor networks. In a typical BASN health care application, usually, bio-sensors and environmental-sensors connect to a local Preprocessing Unit (PU) first, e.g., a smartphone or a laptop, which in turn extracts the meaningful data and performs necessary processing before the PU transmits the data to a Central Server (CS). In this procedure, we realized the system designers have to work on many repeated jobs in different BASN systems. Even worse, changing one component of the system usually requires designers to rewrite a large portion of code. In this paper, we present a Smart Phone Assisted Real-Time heAlth care Network framework (SPARTAN), to simplify the development procedure and extend the flexibility of BASN systems. In order to demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiency of SPARTAN, we implement a smartphone assisted stressor examination and warning system. The experimental results show that the SPARTAN framework can reduce the workload with low overhead and simplify several procedures such as replacing the sensor or changing the sensor configuration.