Context Aware Body Area Networks for Telemedicine

Valerie M. Jones, H. Mei, T.H.F. Broens, I.A. Widya, J. Peuscher

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    A Body Area Network (BAN) is a body worn system which provides the user with a set of mobile services. A BAN incorporates a set of devices (eg. mp3 player, video camera, speakers, microphone, head-up display, positioning device, sensors, actuators). A BAN service platform for mobile healthcare and several health BANs targetting different clinical applications have been devel-oped at the University of Twente. Each specialization of the BAN is equipped with a certain set of devices and associated application components, as appro-priate to the clinical application. Different kinds of clinical data may be cap-tured, transmitted and displayed, including text, numeric values, images and multiple biosignal streams. Timely processing and transmission of such multi-media clinical data in a distributed mobile environment requires smart strate-gies. Here we present one approach to designing smart distributed applications to deal with multimedia BAN data; namely the context awareness approach de-veloped in the FREEBAND AWARENESS project.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication8th Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia (PCM 2007)
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-77254-5
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2007
    Event8th Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia, PCM 2007 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Duration: 11 Dec 200714 Dec 2007
    Conference number: 8

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science 4810
    PublisherSpringer Verlag


    Conference8th Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia, PCM 2007
    Abbreviated titlePCM
    Country/TerritoryHong Kong
    CityHong Kong


    • EWI-11640
    • METIS-245894
    • IR-62082

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