1st International ICST Workshop on Wireless Pervasive Healthcare

Research Article

Body area network for monitoring autonomic nervous system responses

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.5973,
        author={L. Brown and B. Grundlehner and J. van de Molengraft and J. Penders and B. Gyselinckx},
        title={Body area network for monitoring autonomic nervous system responses},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Workshop on Wireless Pervasive Healthcare},
        proceedings_a={WIPH},
        year={2009},
        month={8},
        keywords={Autonomic nervous system  Belts  Biomedical monitoring  Body area networks  Body sensor networks  Electrocardiography  Signal design  Skin  Temperature sensors  Wireless sensor networks},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.5973}
    }
    
  • L. Brown
    B. Grundlehner
    J. van de Molengraft
    J. Penders
    B. Gyselinckx
    Year: 2009
    Body area network for monitoring autonomic nervous system responses
    WIPH
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.5973
L. Brown1,*, B. Grundlehner1, J. van de Molengraft1, J. Penders1, B. Gyselinckx1
  • 1: Holst Centre, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
*Contact email: lindsay.brown@imec-nl.nl

Abstract

A body area network (BAN) for monitoring the autonomic nervous system responses is reported. The BAN is based on the Human++ UniNode, a small, low power generic wireless sensor node. Physiological signals are monitored using specifically designed ultra low power sensor front ends connected to the UniNodes. Two UniNodes compose the body area network, one on a chest belt to record ECG and respiration, the other on a wrist sensor to record skin conductance and skin temperature. Small, lightweight and low power body area network platform, this platform BAN platform paves the way towards ambulatory, continuous monitoring of autonomic responses in everyday applications.