© 2014

Body Sensor Networks

  • Guang-Zhong Yang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Guang-Zhong Yang, Omer Aziz, Richard Kwasnicki, Robert Merrifield, Ara Darzi, Benny Lo
    Pages 1-53
  3. Danny O’Hare
    Pages 55-115
  4. Thao T. Le, Christopher J. Johnson, Jakub Trzebinski, Anthony E. G. Cass
    Pages 117-153
  5. Henry Higgins
    Pages 155-188
  6. Javier Espina, Thomas Falck, Athanasia Panousopoulou, Lars Schmitt, Oliver Mülhens, Guang-Zhong Yang
    Pages 189-236
  7. Eric Yeatman, Paul Mitcheson
    Pages 237-272
  8. Leila Shepherd, Timothy G. Constandinou, Chris Toumazou
    Pages 273-299
  9. Guang-Zhong Yang, Javier Andreu-Perez, Xiaopeng Hu, Surapa Thiemjarus
    Pages 301-354
  10. Surapa Thiemjarus, Guang-Zhong Yang
    Pages 355-404
  11. Benny Lo, Athanasia Panousopoulou, Surapa Thiemjarus, Guang-Zhong Yang
    Pages 405-462
  12. Lei Wang, David R. S. Cumming, Paul A. Hammond, Jonathan M. Cooper, Erik A. Johannessen, Kamen Ivanov
    Pages 463-494
  13. Zhiqiang Zhang, Athanasia Panousopoulou, Guang-Zhong Yang
    Pages 495-526
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 527-564

About this book


The last decade has witnessed a rapid surge of interests in new sensing and monitoring devices for wellbeing and healthcare. One key development in this area is wireless, wearable and implantable in vivo monitoring and intervention. A myriad of platforms are now available from both academic institutions and commercial organisations. They permit the management of patients with both acute and chronic symptoms, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, treatment of epilepsy and other debilitating neurological disorders. Despite extensive developments in sensing technologies, there are significant research issues related to system integration, sensor miniaturisation, low-power sensor interface, wireless telemetry and signal processing.

 In the 2nd edition of this popular and authoritative reference on Body Sensor Networks (BSN), major topics related to the latest technological developments and potential clinical applications are discussed, with contents covering 

 ·         Biosensor Design, Interfacing and Nanotechnology

·         Wireless Communication and Network Topologies

·         Communication Protocols and Standards

·         Energy Harvesting and Power Delivery

·         Ultra-low Power Bio-inspired Processing

·         Multi-sensor Fusion and Context Aware Sensing

·         Autonomic Sensing

·         Wearable, Ingestible Sensor Integration and Exemplar Applications

·         System Integration and Wireless Sensor Microsystems

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


Biocompatibility Body Sensor Networks (BSNs) Context Awareness Low Power RF Machine Learning Power Scavenging Quality of Service Wearable/Implantable Sensing

Editors and affiliations

  • Guang-Zhong Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.Director and Co-Founder,The Hamlyn CentreImperial College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

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