A modular 6LoWPAN-based wireless sensor body area network for health-monitoring applications

Yannick Le Moullec, Yoann Lecat, Paul Annus, Raul Land, Alar Kuusik, Marko Reidla, Thomas Hollstein, Uljana Reinsalu, Kalle Tammemae, Priit Ruberg
2014 Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA), 2014 Asia-Pacific  
Reliable, standard-based networking is one of the key enablers for mobile and ubiquitous health monitoring. In particular, multi-hop IPv6-based wireless sensor body area network is one of the most attractive candidates for true internet of things in healthcare. This paper describes a proposal for a modular system comprising 6LoWPAN communication modules, optimized modules for application-specific sensing/digital signal processing, as well as energy harvesting and energy management modules. The
more » ... onnection between the modules is unified, enabling the creation of a wide variety of measurement setups. The unified DSP modules can be used to measure e.g. electrical bio-impedance, ECG, multi-axis acceleration, SpO2, etc. The DSP modules are integrated with low power, small size 6LoWPAN communication controller modules; IEEE 1588-2008/PTP is used for synchronizing the data acquisition nodes.
doi:10.1109/apsipa.2014.7041570 dblp:conf/apsipa/MoullecLALKRHRT14 fatcat:ulerqrekizdbtmxkgzkzimfvai