Wearable Technologies and Wireless Body Sensor Networks for Healthcare
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.
About the Editors
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 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.
Fernando José Velez, Fardin Derogarian Miyandoab