Special Issue "Wireless Body Sensor Networks and e-Health"
A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 August 2019
Wireless Body Sensor Networks (WBSNs) are a subset of wireless sensor networks used for healthcare applications, allowing the remote and continuous monitoring of a patient’s health condition, thus reducing healthcare expenditures. Such a network consists of wearable sensor nodes called biosensor nodes and one coordinator or sink. The biosensor nodes are placed on the body of the patient, or can be implanted inside the body. They continuously sense common physiological data like body motion, skin temperature, heart rate, skin conductivity, brain and muscle activities, biomarkers, etc. Many challenges arise in WBSNs, such as energy consumption, data storage, data analysis, BSN architectures, etc. The aim of this Issue is to bring together people from academia and industry who have interest in the area of wireless body sensor networks. Particularly, this Issue’s focus is on the theory and practices that address the challenges related to the design, analysis, and implementation of algorithms, protocols, architectures, and applications for WBSNs.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Architectures, protocols, and algorithms for wireless body sensor networks;
- Health and performance monitoring applications;
- Energy-efficient protocols for body sensor networks;
- Information fusion algorithms for body sensor networks data;
- Health data acquisition and analysis;
- Activity recognition based on body sensor networks.
Dr. Abdallah Makhoul
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