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Introduction

Introduction

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The new book Wearable Technologies and Wireless Body Sensor Networks for Healthcare is included in the Healthcare Technologies series from IET. This specific book is dedicated to topics that span from scenarios and WSBN communication-applications to sensor devices and systems, activity recognition, monitoring of the human gait through the application of dedicated IC, smart textiles and their applications to smart sensing, RF propagation aspects, detailed modelling of this very complex communication environments, measurements and CR, link layer, MAC sub-layer protocols and synchronization aspects, aspects of network layer, the medical applications of WBSNs as well as the underlying wearable solutions.

Chapter Contents:

  • 1.1 Motivation
  • 1.2 Brief history of wearable technologies and WBSNs
  • 1.3 State-of-the-art and recent advances
  • 1.4 Wearable medical technologies and devices, networks and frequency bands
  • 1.4.1 Communication architecture
  • 1.4.2 Physical layer
  • 1.4.3 MAC sub-layer protocols
  • 1.4.4 Routing protocols
  • 1.4.5 IEEE 802.15.6 and 11073 standards
  • 1.4.6 Frequency bands
  • 1.4.7 Wireless devices
  • 1.5 European-and global-funded research projects
  • 1.6 Challenges
  • 1.7 Main objectives and structure of the book
  • References

Inspec keywords: access protocols; intelligent sensors; synchronisation; wearable antennas; wireless sensor networks; textiles; body area networks; biomedical telemetry; gait analysis

Other keywords: MAC sub-layer protocols; communication environments; smart sensing; smart textiles; sensor devices; wearable solutions; activity recognition; WSBN communication; network layer; RF propagation; medical applications; human gait; synchronization aspects

Subjects: Microwaves and other electromagnetic waves (biomedical imaging/measurement); Protocols; Wireless sensor networks; Microwaves and other electromagnetic waves (medical uses); Biomedical communication; Physics of body movements; Telemetry; Antennas; Sensing and detecting devices; Patient diagnostic methods and instrumentation; Intelligent sensors

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