Journal of Medical Systems

, 39:193 | Cite as

A Fatigue Measuring Protocol for Wireless Body Area Sensor Networks

  • Sana Akram
  • Nadeem JavaidEmail author
  • Ashfaq Ahmad
  • Zahoor Ali Khan
  • Muhammad Imran
  • Mohsen Guizani
  • Amir Hayat
  • Manzoor Ilahi
Systems-Level Quality Improvement
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  1. Systems-Level Quality Improvement


As players and soldiers preform strenuous exercises and do difficult and tiring duties, they are usually the common victims of muscular fatigue. Keeping this in mind, we propose FAtigue MEasurement (FAME) protocol for soccer players and soldiers using in-vivo sensors for Wireless Body Area Sensor Networks (WBASNs). In FAME, we introduce a composite parameter for fatigue measurement by setting a threshold level for each sensor. Whenever, any sensed data exceeds its threshold level, the players or soldiers are declared to be in a state of fatigue. Moreover, we use a vibration pad for the relaxation of fatigued muscles, and then utilize the vibrational energy by means of vibration detection circuit to recharge the in-vivo sensors. The induction circuit achieves about 68 % link efficiency. Simulation results show better performance of the proposed FAME protocol, in the chosen scenarios, as compared to an existing Wireless Soccer Team Monitoring (WSTM) protocol in terms of the selected metrics.


Wireless body area sensor networks Multiple sinks Fatigue measurement Routing Link efficiency Voltage gain Vibration detection and vibration energy 



The authors would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the Deanship of Scientific Research at King Saud University for funding this research through Research Group Project NO.(RG#1435-051).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sana Akram
    • 1
  • Nadeem Javaid
    • 2
    Email author
  • Ashfaq Ahmad
    • 2
  • Zahoor Ali Khan
    • 3
  • Muhammad Imran
    • 4
  • Mohsen Guizani
    • 5
  • Amir Hayat
    • 2
  • Manzoor Ilahi
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Space TechnologyIslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.COMSATS Institute of Information TechnologyIslamabadPakistan
  3. 3.CIS, Higher Colleges of TechnologyAbu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates
  4. 4.King Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  5. 5.Qatar UniversityDohaQatar

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