Body Sensor Networks

  • Guang-Zhong Yang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Omer Aziz, Benny Lo, Ara Darzi, Guang-Zhong Yang
    Pages 1-39
  3. Bhavik A. Patel, Costas A. Anastassiou, Danny O’Hare
    Pages 41-87
  4. Anna Radomska, Suket Singhal, Tony Cass
    Pages 89-115
  5. Henry Higgins
    Pages 117-143
  6. Javier Espina, Thomas Falck, Oliver Mülhens
    Pages 145-182
  7. Eric Yeatman, Paul Mitcheson
    Pages 183-217
  8. Leila Shepherd, Timothy G. Constandinou, Chris Toumazou
    Pages 219-238
  9. Guang-Zhong Yang, Xiaopeng Hu
    Pages 239-285
  10. Surapa Thiemjarus, Guang-Zhong Yang
    Pages 287-331
  11. Guang-Zhong Yang, Benny Lo, Surapa Thiemjarus
    Pages 333-372
  12. David R. S. Cumming, Paul A. Hammond, Lei Wang, Jonathan M. Cooper, Erik A. Johannessen
    Pages 373-397
  13. Guang-Zhong Yang
    Pages 399-401
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 403-493

About this book


The last decade has witnessed a rapid surge of interest in new sensing and monitoring devices for healthcare. One key development in this area is wireless wearable and implantable in vivo monitoring and intervention devices. While the problems of long-term stability and biocompatibility are being addressed, several promising prototypes are starting to emerge for managing patients with acute diabetes, for treatment of epilepsy and other debilitating neurological disorders and for monitoring of patients with chronic cardiac diseases. Despite the technological developments in sensing and monitoring devices, issues related to system integration, sensor miniaturization, low-power sensor interface circuitry design, wireless telemetric links and signal processing still have to be investigated. This book addresses the general issues related to the rapidly changing field of Body Sensor Networks (BSN) and discusses the latest technological developments and potential clinical applications.

Key contents of the book include:

    • Biosensor Design, Interfacing and Protein Engineering
    • Wireless Communication and Network Topologies
    • Communication Protocols and Standards
    • Energy Scavenging
    • Ultra-Low Power Bio-inspired Processing
    • Multi-sensor Fusion and Context-aware Sensing
    • Autonomic Sensing
    • System Integration and Wireless sensor Microsystem Design

The book also provides a comprehensive review of current wireless sensor development platforms and a step-by-step guide to developing your own BSN applications through the use of the BSN Development Kit. Online materials and the latest updates for the BSN Development Kit are available from


Biocompatibility Biosensor Body sensor networks Context awareness Implantat Low power RF Machine learning Monitor Power scavenging Quality of service ZIGBee antenna cognition development wireless sensor network

Editors and affiliations

  • Guang-Zhong Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Department of ComputingImperial College LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-272-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-484-7
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