Key Considerations and Experience Using the Ultra Low Power Sensium Platform in Body Sensor Networks
Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks, International Workshop on (2009)
June 3, 2009 to June 5, 2009
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/BSN.2009.62
A body-worn monitor termed the LifePebble has been developed for real-time measurement of ECG, heart rate, physical activity (3 axis accelerometer) and optionally skin temperature. The LifePebble incorporates the SensiumTM system-on-chip platform designed specifically for wireless body sensor networks, and achieves robust and reliable operation in a compact and lightweight form factor. An initial target application is described; the real-time measurement of energy expenditure, to encourage positive lifestyle changes for early stage type-2 diabetic patients. This paper describes issues encountered during the design of the LifePebble, particularly related to the ambulatory application environment, and describes techniques developed to ensure reliable operation under such conditions.
Body Area Network, BAN, Body Sensor Network, BSN, Sensium, Ultra low power wireless
D. McDonagh, M. H. Silveira, A. Lakhanpal, A. Burdett, R. McPartland and C. Nunn, "Key Considerations and Experience Using the Ultra Low Power Sensium Platform in Body Sensor Networks," 2009 Sixth International Workshop on Wearable & Implantable Body Sensor Networks Conference (BSN 2009)(BSN), Berkeley, CA, 2009, pp. 262-266.