4th International Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN 2007)

March 26 – 28, 2007 RWTH Aachen University, Germany

  • Steffen Leonhardt
  • Thomas Falck
  • Petri Mähönen
Conference proceedings

Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Communication I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dave Cavalcanti, Ruediger Schmitt, Amjad Soomro
      Pages 9-14
    3. Hoi-Jun Yoo, Seong-Jun Song, Namjun Cho, Hye-Jeong Kim
      Pages 15-20
  3. Smart Textiles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Guillermo Medrano, L. Beckmann, N. Zimmermann, T. Grundmann, T. Gries, S. Leonhardt
      Pages 23-28
    3. Torsten Linz, Lena Gourmelon, Geert Langereis
      Pages 29-34
    4. Shirley Coyle, Yanzhe Wu, King-Tong Lau, Sarah Brady, Gordon Wallace, Dermot Diamond
      Pages 35-39
  4. Posters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Michael Barry, Agnes Grünerbl, Paul Lukowicz
      Pages 43-48
    3. Henry Higgins
      Pages 49-52
    4. Trevor Pering, Pei Zhang, Rohit Chaudhri, Yaw Anokwa, Roy Want
      Pages 53-58
    5. Hyejung Kim, Sungdae Choi, Hoi-Jun Yoo
      Pages 65-69
    6. Yong Liu, Kairaz Contractor, Yunjuan Kang
      Pages 70-74
    7. Tejman-Yarden S, Zlotnik A, Weizman L, Tabrikian J, Cohen A, Weksler N et al.
      Pages 75-79
    8. Hong Ying, C. Silex, A. Schnitzer, S. Leonhardt, M. Schiek
      Pages 80-85
    9. Satu Kärki, T. Salpavaara, J. Lekkala
      Pages 86-91
    10. Sye Loong Keoh, Kevin Twidle, Nathaniel Pryce, Alberto E. Schaeffer-Filho, Emil Lupu, Naranker Dulay et al.
      Pages 92-98
    11. Wan-Young Chung, Gaurav Walia, Young-Dong Lee, Risto Myllyla
      Pages 99-104
    12. Chihkang C. K. Lin, David Jea, Foad Dabiri, Tammara Massey, Robert Tan, Majid Sarrafzadeh et al.
      Pages 105-110
    13. M. J. Morón, J. R. Luque, A. A. Botella, E. J. Cuberos, E. Casilari, A. Diaz-Estrella
      Pages 116-121
    14. Benny Lo, Louis Atallah, Omer Aziz, Mohammed El ElHew, Ara Darzi, Guang-Zhong Yang
      Pages 122-127
    15. Eleftheria Katsiri, Mel Ho, Lei Wang, Benny Lo, Chris Toumazou
      Pages 128-132
    16. Louis Atallah, M. ElHelw, J. Pansiot, D. Stoyanov, L. Wang, B. Lo et al.
      Pages 133-138
    17. Anna. M. Bianchi, O. Villantieri, M. Mendez, S. Cerutti
      Pages 139-142
    18. Yves Rimet, Yves Brusquet, Dominique Ronayette, Christian Dageville, Marc Lubrano, Eric Mallet et al.
      Pages 143-148
    19. Emilie Drean, Laurence Schacher, Dominique Adolphe, François Bauer
      Pages 155-160
    20. Brendan O’Flynn, G Torre, M. Fernstrom, T. Winkler, A. Lynch, J. Barton et al.
      Pages 161-165
    21. Justus Ilgner, W. H. Döring, M. Westhofen
      Pages 166-170
    22. N. Loew, K. -J. Winzer, G. Becher, D. Schönfuß, Th. Falck, G. Uhlrich et al.
      Pages 171-176
  5. On-Body Sensors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Martin Trächtler, D. Hodgins, L. Kenney, M. Dienger, T. Link, Y. Manoli
      Pages 184-188
    3. Olaf Brodersen, D. Römhild, D. Starke, A. Steinke, S. Vogel
      Pages 189-194
  6. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Lucy Dunne, P. Walsh, B. Smyth, B. Caulfield
      Pages 203-207
    3. Julien Pansiot, Danail Stoyanov, Douglas McIlwraith, Benny P.L. Lo, G. Z. Yang
      Pages 208-212
    4. Roozbeh Jafari, Wenchao Li, Ruzena Bajcsy, Steven Glaser, Shankar Sastry
      Pages 213-219
  7. Wearable Computing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. David Jea, Winston Wu, William J. Kaiser, Mani B. Srivastava
      Pages 230-235
    3. David Minnen, Tracy Westeyn, Daniel Ashbrook, Peter Presti, Thad Starner
      Pages 236-241
    4. Oliver Amft, Martin Kusserow, Gerhard Tröster
      Pages 242-247
  8. Communication II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Mourad Melliti, Salem Hasnaoui
      Pages 251-256

About these proceedings


The International Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN 2007) was held from 26th to 28th March, 2007 at the University Hospital Aachen, Germany. BSN 2007 is the fourth in the series of successful workshops launched three years ago at Imperial College in London. After the event was hosted by MIT in Boston last time, BSN 2007 returned to Europe and for the first time organized jointly with academia (RWTH Aachen University) and industry (Philips Research Europe, Aachen).

The last decade has witnessed a rapid surge of interest in new sensing and monitoring devices for healthcare and the use of wearable, implantable and ambient devices for medical applications. The papers presented at BSN 2007 by leading scientists from computing, biotechnology, engineering and medicine address general issues related to on-body and in-body sensors. They discuss the latest technical developments and highlight novel applications of body-sensor networks in clinical settings, at home and on-the-move. Topics covered include new medical measurements, smart bio-sensing textiles, low-power wireless networking, system integration, medical signal processing, multi-sensor data fusion, and on-going standardization activities.


Bio-sensing textiles Biosensor Body sensor networks Context awareness Implantable biosensors Implantat Low power wireless communication Medical signal processing Monitor Pervasive healthcare Wearable sensors biotechnology

Editors and affiliations

  • Steffen Leonhardt
    • 1
  • Thomas Falck
    • 2
  • Petri Mähönen
    • 3
  1. 1.Helmholtz Institute of Biomedical EngineeringRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  2. 2.Connectivity Systems GroupPhilips Research EuropeAachenGermany
  3. 3.RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-70993-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-70994-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1680-0737
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