Telecommunication Systems

, Volume 55, Issue 1, pp 115–124 | Cite as

An efficient and low cost Windows Mobile BSN monitoring system based on TinyOS

  • Orlando R. E. Pereira
  • João M. L. P. Caldeira
  • Lei Shu
  • Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues


Monitoring methods for human body parameters are used over years to identify health conditions and biofeedback. For example, the core-body temperature is correlated with women fertility and ovulation periods. Mobile devices offer an extraordinary solution for health monitoring with mobility and continuous monitoring. This paper presents a Windows Mobile based system for body parameters monitoring. The proposed system comprises a SHIMMER-based body sensor network used to measure and collect body parameters, and a mobile application for personal monitoring. The communication between the sensor and the mobile device is performed over a Bluetooth connection. This system provides a low cost, reliable and robust mobile solution platform with full mobility support for active people that should be under continuous monitoring. The system was evaluated and validated, and it is ready for use.


Body sensor networks Healthcare applications Mobile health Mobile monitoring e-Health 



This work has been partially supported by the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Next Generation Networks and Applications Group (NetGNA), by National Funding from the FCT—Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia through the PEst-OE/EEI/LA0008/2013 Project, by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S)(2122002) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, and by the AAL4ALL (Ambient Assisted Living for All), project co-funded by COMPETE under FEDER via QREN Programme.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Orlando R. E. Pereira
    • 1
    • 3
  • João M. L. P. Caldeira
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Lei Shu
    • 4
  • Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal
  2. 2.Instituto de TelecomunicaçõesCovilhãPortugal
  3. 3.ESTPolytechnic Institute of Castelo BrancoCastelo BrancoPortugal
  4. 4.Department of Multimedia Engineering, Graduated School of Information Science and TechnologyOsaka UniversityOsakaJapan

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