Continuous advances in wearables, sensors and smart Wireless Body Area Network technologies have precipitated the development of new applications for on-, in- and body-to-body wearable communications for healthcare and sport monitoring. Progress in this cross-disciplinary field is further influenced by developments in radio communication, protocols, synchronization aspects, energy harvesting and storage solutions, and efficient processing techniques for smart antennas.
This book covers various scenarios and solutions using sensor devices and systems for activity recognition and their applications, including wearable communication, smart sensing, RF propagation, and measurement. The authors illustrate conceptual aspects and applications, and provide a new vision in characterising wearable technologies and the need for interoperability. Energy harvesting within wearable solutions is a key issue addressed here as it helps increase energy efficiency and reliability in wearable antennas and sensor devices.
- Chapter 2: Scenarios and applications for wearable technologies and WBSNs with energy harvesting
- Chapter 3: A reliable wearable system for BAN applications with a high number of sensors and high data rate
- Chapter 4: Implementation study of wearable sensors for human activity recognition systems
- Chapter 5: Electromagnetic characterisation of textile materials for the design of wearable antennas and systems
- Chapter 6: Human-movement identification using the radio signal strength in WBAN
- Chapter 7: Cognitive radio and RF energy harvesting for medical WBANS
- Chapter 8: Two innovative energy efficient IEEE 802.15.4 MAC sub-layer protocols with packet concatenation: employing RTS/CTS and multichannel scheduled channel polling
- Chapter 9: A precise low power and hardware-efficient time synchronization method for wearable systems
- Chapter 10: Wearable sensor networks for human gait
- Chapter 11: Integration of sensing devices and the cloud for innovative e-Health applications
- Chapter 12: VitalResponder®: wearable wireless platform for vitals and body-area environment monitoring of first response teams
- Chapter 13: Wearable sensors for foetal movement monitoring in low risk pregnancies
- Chapter 14: Radio frequency energy harvesting and storing in supercapacitors for wearable sensors
- Chapter 15: Conclusion
Universidade da Beira Interior, Department of Electromechanical Engineering, Portugal.
Fernando J. Velez received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon in 2001. Since 1995 he has been with the Department of Electromechanical Engineering at the Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal, and as Assistant Professor since 2001. He is also a researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações. His research interests include RF energy harvesting, wearable sensors and WBANS, and cost/revenue performance of advanced mobile communication systems.Fardin Derogarian Miyandoab Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal.
Fardin Derogarian Miyandoab received his PhD in telecommunication from Porto University, Portugal, in 2015. He has been a posdoctoral fellow in the Radio Systems group at the Instituto de Telecomunicações under the supervision by Prof. Fernando J. Velez. His research interests include wireless sensor networks, body area network, and wearable health systems.