Body Sensor Networks / Edition 1

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The last decade has seen a rapid surge of interest in new sensing and monitoring devices for healthcare and the use of wearable/wireless devices for clinical applications. One key development in this area is implantable in vivo monitoring and intervention devices. Several promising prototypes are emerging for managing patients with debilitating neurological disorders and for monitoring of patients with chronic cardiac diseases. Despite the technological developments of sensing and monitoring devices, issues related to system integration, sensor miniaturization, low-power sensor interface circuitry design, wireless telemetric links and signal processing have still to be investigated. Moreover, issues related to Quality of Service, security, multi-sensory data fusion, and decision support are active research topics. This book addresses the issues of this rapidly changing field of wireless wearable and implantable sensors and discusses the latest technological developments and clinical applications of body-sensor networks.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781846282720
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 494
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.- Introduction - Guang-Zhong Yang, Omer Aziz, Richard Kwasnicki, Robert Merrifield, Ara Darzi and Benny Lo.- Biosensors and Sensor Systems - Danny O'Hare.- Biosensor Design with Molecular Engineering and Nanotechnology - Thao T Lee, Christopher J Johnson, Jakub Trzebinski and Anthony E G Cass.- Wireless Communication - Henry Higgins.- Network Topologies, Communication Prools and Standards - Javier Espina, Thomas Falck, Athanasia Panousopoulou, Lars Schmitt, Oliver Mülhens and Guang-Zhong Yang.- Energy Harvesting and Power Delivery - Eric Yeatman and Paul Mitcheson.- Towards Ultra-Low Power Bio-Inspired Processing - Leila Shepherd, Timothy G. Constandinou and Chris Toumazou.- Multi-Sensor Fusion - Guang-Zhong Yang, Javier Andreu-Perez, Xiaopeng Hu and Surapa Thiemjarus.- Context Aware Sensing - Surapa Thiemjarus and Guang-Zhong Yang.- Autonomic Sensing - Benny Lo, Athanasia Panousopoulou, Surapa Thiemjarus and Guang-Zhong Yang.- Wireless Sensor Microsystem Design: A Practical Perspective - Lei Wang, David R. S. Cumming, Paul A. Hammond, Jonathon M.Cooper, Erik A. Johannessen, Kamen Ivanov.- Wearable Sensor Integration and Bio-motion Capture: A Practical Perspective - Zhiqiang Zhang, Athanasia Panousopoulou and Guang-Zhong Yang.- Appendix A - Wireless Sensor Development Platforms - Benny Lo and Guang-Zhong Yang.- Appendix B - BSN Software and Development Tools - Joshua Ellul, Benny Lo and Guang-Zhong Yang.- Index.

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