From BAN to AmI-BAN: micro and nano technologies in future Body Area Networks

Val Jones

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Abstract

At the University of Twente we have been researching mobile healthcare applications since 1999. Since 2002 the University of Twente and partners have been developing health Body Area Networks (BANs) and a BAN service platform. We define a BAN as a network of communicating devices worn on, around or in the body which provides mobile services to the user. The BAN may also communicate to remote users such as healthcare providers via external network services such as GPRS or UMTS. The generic BAN has been specialised for different mhealth applications targeted at different clinical conditions to provide a variety of telemonitoring and teletreatment services. Each specialization of the BAN is equipped with a certain set of BAN devices and associated application components as appropriate to the clinical application. Despite the considerable R&D advances made in BAN and BAN service platform development, current technology means that it is not convenient for patients to tolerate wearing current generation BANs for long periods, amongst others because they have to wear or carry and manage a collection of different devices including a PDA or smart phone. However future and emerging technologies such as Ambient Intelligent Environments enabled by nano-technologies open the way for less obtrusive and more transparent systems and services. We envision increasing miniaturization enabling the “disappearing BAN��? or AmI-BAN, incorporating micro- and nano-scale devices, processes and materials, possibly implanted, communicating with the Ambient Intelligent Environment to provide cost-effective, unobtrusive, pervasive, context aware services (eg. detection, diagnosis, monitoring, treatment). Examples of some possible future AmI-BAN applications using micro-, bio- and and nano-technologies are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSymposium on Integrated Micro Nano Systems
Subtitle of host publicationConvergence of bio and nanotechnologies, Enschede, The Netherlands, June 2006, Proceedings
EditorsVal Jones
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
Pages22-29
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)90-365-2449-0
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006
EventSymposium on Integrated Micro Nano Systems 2006: Convergence of bio and nanotechnologies - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 20 Jun 200620 Jun 2006

Publication series

NameCTIT Workshop Proceedings Series
PublisherCTIT
NumberWP06-03
ISSN (Print)1574-0846
ISSN (Electronic)0929-0672

Conference

ConferenceSymposium on Integrated Micro Nano Systems 2006
CountryNetherlands
CityEnschede
Period20/06/0620/06/06

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Nanotechnology
3G mobile communication systems
Personal digital assistants
Wear of materials
Health
Monitoring
Costs

Keywords

  • EWI-8130
  • IR-66601
  • METIS-237602
  • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP6/517352

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Jones, V. (2006). From BAN to AmI-BAN: micro and nano technologies in future Body Area Networks. In V. Jones (Ed.), Symposium on Integrated Micro Nano Systems: Convergence of bio and nanotechnologies, Enschede, The Netherlands, June 2006, Proceedings (pp. 22-29). (CTIT Workshop Proceedings Series; No. WP06-03). Enschede: Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT).
Jones, Val. / From BAN to AmI-BAN: micro and nano technologies in future Body Area Networks. Symposium on Integrated Micro Nano Systems: Convergence of bio and nanotechnologies, Enschede, The Netherlands, June 2006, Proceedings. editor / Val Jones. Enschede : Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT), 2006. pp. 22-29 (CTIT Workshop Proceedings Series; WP06-03).
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From BAN to AmI-BAN: micro and nano technologies in future Body Area Networks. / Jones, Val.

Symposium on Integrated Micro Nano Systems: Convergence of bio and nanotechnologies, Enschede, The Netherlands, June 2006, Proceedings. ed. / Val Jones. Enschede : Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT), 2006. p. 22-29 (CTIT Workshop Proceedings Series; No. WP06-03).

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Jones V. From BAN to AmI-BAN: micro and nano technologies in future Body Area Networks. In Jones V, editor, Symposium on Integrated Micro Nano Systems: Convergence of bio and nanotechnologies, Enschede, The Netherlands, June 2006, Proceedings. Enschede: Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT). 2006. p. 22-29. (CTIT Workshop Proceedings Series; WP06-03).