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dc.contributor.authorTennina, Stefano
dc.contributor.authorSantos, Manuel
dc.contributor.authorMesodiakaki, Agapi
dc.contributor.authorMekikis, Prodromos Vasileios
dc.contributor.authorAntonopoulos, Angelos
dc.contributor.authordi Renzo, Marco
dc.contributor.authorStavridis, Athanasios
dc.contributor.authorGraziosi, Fabio
dc.contributor.authorAlonso Zárate, Luis Gonzaga
dc.contributor.authorVerikoukis, Christos
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Teoria del Senyal i Comunicacions
dc.identifier.citationTennina, S., Santos, M., Mesodiakaki, A., Mekikis, P., Antonopoulos, A., di Renzo, M., Stavridis, A., Graziosi, F., Alonso, L., Verikoukis, C. WSN4QoL: WSNs for remote patient monitoring in e-Health applications. A: IEEE International Conference on Communications. "2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) took place 22-27 May 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia". Kuala Lumpur: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016, p. 1-6.
dc.description.abstractContemporary technologies as implemented in the field of healthcare have provided the everyday clinical practice with a plethora of tools to be used in various settings. In this field, distributed and networked embedded systems, such as Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), are the most promising technology to achieve continuous monitoring of aged people for their own safety, without affecting their daily activities. WSN4QoL is a Marie Curie project involving academic and industrial partners from three EU countries, which aims to show how new WSNsbased technologies suit the specific requirements of pervasive healthcare applications. In particular, in this paper, the WSN4QoL's system architecture is presented as designed to exploit the Network Coding (NC) mechanisms to achieve energy efficiency in the wireless communications and distributed positioning solutions to locate patients in indoor home environments. The system has been validated through experimental activities using commercial off the shelf (COTS) WSN testbeds and medical devices prototypes offered by a commercial partner. Results demonstrate that NC helps in achieving substantial gains in terms of energy efficiency as compared to traditional relay mechanisms, while the proposed positioning solution is able to locate people in indoor environments at a sub-room accuracy level, without requiring any extra dedicated hardware.
dc.format.extent6 p.
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria de la telecomunicació::Radiocomunicació i exploració electromagnètica::Comunicacions mòbils
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Energies::Eficiència energètica
dc.subject.lcshWireless communication systems
dc.subject.lcshBiomedical engineering
dc.subject.lcshWireless sensor networks
dc.subject.otherBiomedical equipment
dc.subject.otherEmbedded systems
dc.subject.otherEnergy efficiency
dc.subject.otherHealth care
dc.subject.otherNetwork coding
dc.subject.otherPatient monitoring
dc.subject.otherRemote patient monitoring
dc.subject.otherWireless telecommunication systems
dc.subject.otherCommercial off-the shelves
dc.subject.otherDistributed positioning
dc.subject.othere-Health applications – Experimental activities
dc.subject.otherNetworked embedded systems
dc.subject.otherPervasive healthcare application
dc.subject.otherWireless communications
dc.subject.otherWireless sensor network (WSNs)
dc.titleWSN4QoL: WSNs for remote patient monitoring in e-Health applications
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacComunicació sense fil, Sistemes de
dc.subject.lemacEnginyeria biomèdica
dc.subject.lemacXarxes de sensors sense fils
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. WiComTec - Grup de recerca en Tecnologies i Comunicacions Sense Fils
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessRestricted access - publisher's policy
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorTennina, S.; Santos, M.; Mesodiakaki, A.; Mekikis, P.; Antonopoulos, A.; di Renzo, M.; Stavridis, A.; Graziosi, F.; Alonso, L.; Verikoukis, C.
local.citation.contributorIEEE International Conference on Communications
local.citation.pubplaceKuala Lumpur
local.citation.publicationName2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) took place 22-27 May 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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