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Body Sensor Networks

Editors: Yang, Guang-Zhong (Ed.)

  • BSN (Body Sensor Networks) is a new area of research
  • Based on the first two international workshops on BSN held at Imperial College London, and unique in the depth and breadth of the material covered
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The last decade has witnessed a rapid surge of interest in new sensing and monitoring devices for healthcare. One key development in this area is wireless wearable and implantable in vivo monitoring and intervention devices. While the problems of long-term stability and biocompatibility are being addressed, several promising prototypes are starting to emerge for managing patients with acute diabetes, for treatment of epilepsy and other debilitating neurological disorders and for monitoring of patients with chronic cardiac diseases. Despite the technological developments in sensing and monitoring devices, issues related to system integration, sensor miniaturization, low-power sensor interface circuitry design, wireless telemetric links and signal processing still have to be investigated. This book addresses the general issues related to the rapidly changing field of Body Sensor Networks (BSN) and discusses the latest technological developments and potential clinical applications.

Key contents of the book include:

    • Biosensor Design, Interfacing and Protein Engineering
    • Wireless Communication and Network Topologies
    • Communication Protocols and Standards
    • Energy Scavenging
    • Ultra-Low Power Bio-inspired Processing
    • Multi-sensor Fusion and Context-aware Sensing
    • Autonomic Sensing
    • System Integration and Wireless sensor Microsystem Design

The book also provides a comprehensive review of current wireless sensor development platforms and a step-by-step guide to developing your own BSN applications through the use of the BSN Development Kit. Online materials and the latest updates for the BSN Development Kit are available from http://www.bsn-web.info.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Network Topologies, Communication Protocols, and Standards

    Javier Espina, Thomas Falck, Oliver Mülhens

    Pages 145-182

  • Multi-Sensor Fusion

    Guang-Zhong Yang, Xiaopeng Hu

    Pages 239-285

  • Context-Aware Sensing

    Surapa Thiemjarus, Guang-Zhong Yang

    Pages 287-331

  • Wireless Sensor Microsystem Design: A Practical Perspective

    David R. S. Cumming, Paul A. Hammond, Lei Wang, Jonathan M. Cooper, Erik A. Johannessen

    Pages 373-397

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Body Sensor Networks
Editors
  • Guang-Zhong Yang
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-484-7
DOI
10.1007/1-84628-484-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 494
Number of Illustrations and Tables
243 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
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