Progress in Wearable/Wireless and
Implantable Body Sensor Networks for
Fuelled by the rapid growth in physiological sensors, microsystems, low power integrated circuits and wireless communication capability, a new generation of wearable wireless and implantable body sensor technologies meets increasing research interests because of the broad range of perspective civilian and military applications. Of primary interest for this technology is the healthcare domain especially for continuous monitoring and possible control of vital parameters of people suffering from chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, Parkinsonís disease and heart attacks. However, in spite of the progress in the area of wearable/wireless BSNs and implantable bio-sensors and monitoring devices, further progress is needed in system integration, sensor miniaturisation, level of information provided, autonomous energy harvesting systems, multi-sensory data fusion, data transmission and signal processing for BSNs to become a truly pervasive technology that also has to face with several non-technical legal, regulatory and ethical constraints. This Symposium aims at bringing together researchers and engineers of academia and industry from multiple disciplines to address the many technical challenges of the subject.
I-1 Sensor technology
I-2 Smart fabrics and wearables
I-3 Wearable and implantable sensor integration
I-4 Energy harvesting, sensor networks, signal processing, data transmission
I-5 Healthcare applications