Symposium N
Progress in Wearable/Wireless and Implantable Body Sensor Networks for Healthcare Applications

Programme Chair:
Dermot DIAMOND, Dublin City University, Ireland
 
Members:
Azar ALIZADEH, GE Global Research, USA
Oliver AMFT, University of Passau, Germany
Maria Teresa ARREDONDO W., Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Nauman ASLAM, Northumbria University, UK
Ilangko BALASINGHAM, Oslo University Hospital, University of Oslo, Norway
Steve BEEBY, University of Southampton, UK
Dongyi CHEN, University of Electronic Science & Tech.of China, China
Wan-Young CHUNG, Pukyong National University, South Korea
Danilo DE ROSSI, University of Pisa, Italy
Patty FREEDSON, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
Jason C. HEIKENFELD, University of Cincinnati, USA
Roozbeh JAFARI, Texas A&M University, USA
Emil JOVANOV, University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA
Kyung Sup KWAK, Inha University, South Korea
Benny Ping Lai LO, Imperial College London, UK
Berno J.E. MISGELD, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Kieran MORAN, Dublin City University, Ireland
Kwang Suk PARK, Seoul National University, South Korea
Joel RODRIGUES, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Majid SARRAFZADEH, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Mohamad SAWAN, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
John STANKOVIC, University of Virginia, USA
Toshiyo TAMURA, Waseda University, Japan
Manos M. TENTZERIS, Georgia Tech, USA
Vijay VARADAN, University of Arkansas, USA
Gordon G. WALLACE, University of Wollongong, Australia
Jan WEBER, Boston Scientific, Netherlands
Eric YEATMAN, Imperial College London, UK
Yuan-ting ZHANG, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
 
Oliver AMFT, University of Passau, Germany
Steve BEEBY, University of Southampton, UK
Steven BELL, Queen's University, Ireland
Gurdial BLUGAN, EMPA, Switzerland
David CUMMING, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Dermot DIAMOND, Dublin City University, Ireland
Rossitza GOLEVA, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Jae-Woong JEONG, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Steffen LEONHARDT, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Wilfried MOKWA, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Rahmat SHOURESHI, New York Institute of Technology, USA
Toshiyo TAMURA, Waseda University, Japan
Alessandro TOGNETTI, University of Pisa, Italy
Russel TORAH, University of Southampton, UK
Giovanni VOZZI, University of Pisa, Italy
Guang-Zhong YANG, Imperial College London, UK
 
Fuelled by the rapid growth in physiological sensors, microfluidics, wireless communication capabilities, and developments in materials chemistry and rapid proto-typing/3D printing, new generations of wearable wireless and implantable body sensor technologies are emerging, driven by demand across a broad range of civilian and military applications. Of primary interest for this technology is personal health and healthcare applications, especially those requiring continuous monitoring of vital parameters of people suffering from chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and heart attacks. However, in spite of advances in wearable/wireless BSNs and implantable bio-sensors and monitoring devices, further progress is needed in system integration, sensor miniaturisation, long-term reliability, autonomous operation, context aware operation, and data transmission and signal processing, for BSNs to become a truly pervasive technology that is compliant with non-technical legal, regulatory and ethical constraints. This Symposium, that will share some Sessions with Symposium “Smart and Interactive Textiles”, aims at bringing together researchers and engineers of academia and industry from multiple disciplines to address and debate these technical and regulatory challenges.
Session Topics

N-1 Advances in sensing devices for biomedical monitoring

N-2 Smart fabrics and wearable patches

N-3 Wearable and implantable sensor integration

N-4 Low power electronics, energy harvesting, sensor network architecture

N-5 Materials chemistry/biology and rapid prototyping/3D printing additive fabrication technologies

N-6 Applications in healthcare and personal health monitoring

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