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2010 International Conference on Body Sensor Networks

7-9 June 2010

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  • [Front cover]

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  • [Title page i]

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  • Table of contents

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  • Welcome message from the BSN 2010 General Chair

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  • Welcome message from the BSN 2010 Technical Programme Chair

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  • BSN 2010 Organization

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  • BSN 2010 Technical Progamme Committee

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  • Dr. Ahmed Elsaify Memorial Award

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  • Invited speakers

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):xv - xix
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    Provides an abstract for each of the invited presentations and a brief professional biography of each presenter. The complete presentations were not made available for publication as part of the conference proceedings. View full abstract»

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  • A Pilot Study on Evaluating Recovery of the Post-Operative Based on Acceleration and sEMG

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):3 - 8
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    Although abdominal operation is a kind of important clinical surgery, recovery of the post-operative is usually evaluated by the judgment of doctors. This traditional medical care mode may take much time of medical staffs and meanwhile increase the expense of patients. In this paper, a recovery evaluation system is established for the abdominal post-operative by using body sensor networks (BSN). T... View full abstract»

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  • Quantitative Assessment of the Motion of the Lumbar Spine and Pelvis with Wearable Inertial Sensors

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):9 - 15
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    Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP) is a leading cause of disability with significant economic costs and severe psychological and social consequences. LBP patients also have the tendency to change the movement of the back and hold the pelvis rigid. Currently, the clinical assessment of a LBP patient is undertaken at a single point in time during clinic visits rather than through continuous monitoring. To... View full abstract»

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  • A Device-Orientation Independent Method for Activity Recognition

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):19 - 23
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    This paper describes an orientation-independent method for detecting activities of daily living based on reference coordinate transformation. With the proposed method, a classification model can be trained using data acquired during a specific sensor orientation and applied to other input signals regardless of the orientation of the device. The technique is validated using activity recognition exp... View full abstract»

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  • Sensor Placement for Activity Detection Using Wearable Accelerometers

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):24 - 29
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    Activities of daily living are important for assessing changes in physical and behavioural profiles of the general population over time, particularly for the elderly and patients with chronic diseases. Although accelerometers are widely integrated with wearable sensors for activity classification, the positioning of the sensors and the selection of relevant features for different activity groups s... View full abstract»

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  • Elderly Risk Assessment of Falls with BSN

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):30 - 35
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    Due to the natural aging process, the risks associated with falling can increase significantly. For the elderly, this usually marks a rapid deterioration of their health. While there are identified strategies that can be adopted to reduce the number of falls, it is still not possible to prevent all falls. Clinically, the Tinetti Gait and Balance Assessment has been widely used to assess the risk o... View full abstract»

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  • Multisensor Fusion in Smartphones for Lifestyle Monitoring

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):36 - 43
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    Smartphones with diverse sensing capabilities are becoming widely available and pervasive in use. With the phone becoming a mobile personal computer, integrated applications can use multi-sensory data to derive information about the user's actions and the context in which these actions occur. This paper develops a novel method to assess daily living patterns using a smartphone equipped with microp... View full abstract»

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  • Rapid Prototyping of a Low-Power, Wireless, Reflectance Photoplethysmography System

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):47 - 51
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    In this investigation we have prototype a low-power, wireless, reflectance photoplethysmography (PPG) system. The PPG system consisted of a PPG sensor and a workstation. An amplifier circuit is stacked on the bottom of a commercial wireless sensor node to achieve the PPG sensor of wearable size. The PPG sensor detects the local bio-signals and radios the signals to the workstation for display and ... View full abstract»

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  • Supporting Mobility in Body Sensor Networks

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):52 - 55
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    Body Sensor Networks (BSNs) form a promising technology to supply healthcare to an ageing population. A large number of sensor devices, radios and MAC protocols are being developed. However, current solutions all assume a single-hop topology, while research results confirm the need for multi-hop topologies. In these multi-hop networks, because of the small scale of a BSN, node mobility will arise ... View full abstract»

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  • Breathing Feedback System with Wearable Textile Sensors

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):56 - 61
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    Breathing exercises form an essential part of the treatment for respiratory illnesses such as cystic fibrosis. Ideally these exercises should be performed on a daily basis. This paper presents an interactive system using a wearable textile sensor to monitor breathing patterns. A graphical user interface provides visual real-time feedback to patients. The aim of the system is to encourage the corre... View full abstract»

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  • Minimizing Energy Consumption in Body Sensor Networks via Convex Optimization

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):62 - 67
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    Body Sensor Networks (BSNs) consist of miniature sensors deployed on or implanted into the human body for health monitoring. Conserving the energy of these sensors, while guaranteeing a required level of performance, is a key challenge in BSNs. In terms of communication protocols, this translates to minimizing energy consumption while limiting the latency in data transfer. In this paper, we focus ... View full abstract»

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  • Environment Control System Using Correlation Dimension of Alpha Wave

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):68 - 70
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    Electroencephalograph has been used in some Environment Control System to help severe disabled people to improve their quality of life. This paper studied the difference of correlation dimension of alpha wave between eye opening and eye closure and proposed a method to control device on and off using correlation dimension of alpha wave. By modifying Grassberger and Procaccia method, the correlatio... View full abstract»

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  • An RFID Communication System for Medical Applications

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):71 - 75
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    During the last years the significance of RFID systems has increased rapidly. In fact, its use is expected to increase by a factor of twenty until 2016. Medical applications are expected to be a main cause of this development. Currently, RFID systems are primary identification systems, based on the transmission of a key number or little further information. Using new technical developements and hi... View full abstract»

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  • Real-Time Monitoring of the Heart Rate Response to Power Output for Cyclists

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):76 - 79
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    Every cyclist responds individually to a certain training intensity. This response can influence the effectiveness of predefined training schedules. In this study, real-time measurements of physiological responses that cyclist already use (e.g. heart rate, power measurements), were used in an algorithm that could accurately monitor different individual heart rate responses to training intensities.... View full abstract»

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  • Off-Body Radio Channel Characterisation Using Ultra Wideband Wireless Tags

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):80 - 83
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    This paper presents an experimental investigation of off-body radio propagation channels based on commercially available UWB wireless tags. The tags operate at frequency band of 5.9~7.2 GHz. A measurement campaign was performed both in the chamber and in an indoor environment for comparison. The path loss for nine different channels is shown with parameters describing the radio channel derived thr... View full abstract»

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