Body Sensor Networks / Edition 1

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The last decade has witnessed a rapid surge of interest in new sensing and monitoring devices for wellbeing and healthcare. One key development in this area is wireless, wearable and implantable in vivo monitoring and intervention. A myriad of platforms are now available from both academic institutions and commercial organisations. They permit the management of patients with both acute and chronic symptoms, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, treatment of epilepsy and other debilitating neurological disorders. Despite extensive developments in sensing technologies, there are significant research issues related to system integration, sensor miniaturisation, low-power sensor interface, wireless telemetry and signal processing.

In the 2nd edition of this popular and authoritative reference on Body Sensor Networks (BSN), major topics related to the latest technological developments and potential clinical applications are discussed, with contents covering.

Biosensor Design, Interfacing and Nanotechnology

Wireless Communication and Network Topologies

Communication Prools and Standards

Energy Harvesting and Power Delivery

Ultra-low Power Bio-inspired Processing

Multi-sensor Fusion and Context Aware Sensing

Autonomic Sensing

Wearable, Ingestible Sensor Integration and Exemplar Applications

System Integration and Wireless Sensor Microsystems

The book also provides a comprehensive review of the current wireless sensor development platforms and a step-by-step guide to developing your own BSN applications through the use of the BSN development kit.

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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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