Tutorial Speaker: Dr. Dinesh Bhatia, Professor in Electrical Engineering Department, Erik Jinsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Title: Building Reliable Body Sensor Networks for Healthcare
The idea of placing small pervasive sensors for quickly and continuously monitoring a variety of vitals signs holds tremendous promise in healthcare applications. Disease management requires continuous monitoring, managing at risk population also requires continuous and regular recording of risk parameters, and empowering general population with advanced monitoring method provides mechanisms for preventive care on a regular basis. In addition, such sensors can be interfaced with wireless transceivers and further connected with gateway devices. This provides a very powerful paradigm in establishing continuous connected healthcare model. This can be used to connect remote
populations for effective delivery of healthcare. This talk will address the design of very low energy body sensor networks. It will provide basics of design that will enable general audience to understand the area of body sensor networks. In addition, the talk will introduce challenging problems that must be solved for building very reliable networks. Some these issues include low energy wireless designs, propagation of RF near and through human tissue, exact sensing methods, and integration methods to build highly ubiquitous body sensor networks.