Collaborative body sensor networks

A. Augimeri, G. Fortino, S. Galzarano, R. Gravina

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In this paper we propose reference architectures and SPINE-based middleware for Collaborative Body Sensor Networks (CBSNs) that can enable new smart wearable systems in the context of physical pervasive computing environments. CBSNs are wireless BSNs that are able to cooperate to support a common goal. Cooperation is therefore based on interaction among the CBSNs and distributed computation across the interacting CBSNs. In particular, interaction can be activated when CBSNs are in proximity and based on service-specific protocols that allow for service management between the involved CBSNs. Specifically, the paper presents C-SPINE, an enhancement of the SPINE middleware for CBSN applications. Finally, a collaborative emotion detection system, integrating heart rate sensing with handshake detection, is developed through C-SPINE and experimentally analyzed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), 9-12 October 2011, Achorage, AK
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0652-3
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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