Special Issue "Body Area Networks"

A special issue of Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (ISSN 2224-2708).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2015).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Junichi Suzuki
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Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA 02125-3393, USA
Interests: Body area networks; autonomous adaptive distributed systems; biologically-inspired computing; molecular communication and multiobjective optimization
Dr. Pruet Boonma
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Guest Editor
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Engineering, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand
Interests: Sensor networks; distributed systems; parallel computing; biologically-inspired computing and multiobjective optimization
Dr. Isao Hayashi
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Guest Editor
Professor, Faculty of Informatics, Kansai University, Osaka 569-1095, Japan
Interests: Brain-computer interaction; body area networks; soft computing; fuzzy logic; and motion detection/analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This special issue targets a broad range of challenges and solutions to plan, analyze, design, build, deploy and operate body area networks (BANs).

It solicits original papers in (but not limited to) the following topics:

Wearable and Pervasive Computing

  • Sensing and actuation in wearable devices/materials
  • Ambient intelligence
  • Pervasive user interface
  • Context and situation awareness
  • Sensory augmentation
  • Motion detection and activity recognition
  • User modeling and personalization

Communications and Networking

  • In-body, on-body and around-body networks
  • Signal/information processing and communication in BANs
  • BAN architectures and protocols
  • Power-efficient communication
  • Wireless energy transfer
  • Delay-tolerance, fault-tolerance and reliability in BANs
  • Cloud computing, big data, smartphones and BANs
  • Privacy, security and trust in BANs

Systems and Applications

  • Software engineering and systems engineering for BANs
  • Modeling, simulations and empirical experiments
  • Design and performance issues
  • Tools, testbeds and deployment issues
  • Wireless-to-bio interface/transduction
  • Novel applications including pervasive health, ambient assisted living, smart prosthetics, biomedical engineering, smart garments, sports science/intelligence and entertainment (e.g., computer games).

Dr. Junichi Suzuki
Dr. Pruet Boonma
Dr. Isao Hayashi
Dr. Michael Medley
Guest Editors

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Comprehensive Design and Propagation Study of a Compact Dual Band Antenna for Healthcare Applications
J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2015, 4(2), 50-66; https://doi.org/10.3390/jsan4020050 - 02 Apr 2015
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In this paper, a dual band planar inverted F antenna (PIFA) has been investigated for cooperative on- and off-body communications. Free space and on-body performance parameters like return loss, bandwidth, radiation pattern and efficiency of this antenna are shown and investigated. The on- [...] Read more.
In this paper, a dual band planar inverted F antenna (PIFA) has been investigated for cooperative on- and off-body communications. Free space and on-body performance parameters like return loss, bandwidth, radiation pattern and efficiency of this antenna are shown and investigated. The on- and off-body radio propagation channel performance at 2.45 GHz and 1.9 GHz have been investigated, respectively. Experimental investigations are performed both in the anechoic chamber and in an indoor environment. The path loss exponent has been extracted for both on- and off-body radio propagation scenarios. For on-body propagation, the path loss exponent is 2.48 and 2.22 in the anechoic chamber and indoor environment, respectively. The path loss exponent is 1.27 for off-body radio propagation situation. For on-body case, the path loss has been characterized for ten different locations on the body at 2.45 GHz, whereas for off-body case radio channel studies are performed for five different locations at 1.9 GHz. The proposed antenna shows a good on- and off-body radio channel performance. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Body Area Networks)
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