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BSN 2005


International Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks

April 12-13, 2005
Imperial College London
United Kingdom



Tuesday, 12th April, 2005

Session 1: Technical and Clinical Challenges of Body Sensor Networks
Chair: Prof. Joe Paradiso - MIT
  • Body Sensor Networks: Technical Challenges and Clinical Opportunities (slides)
    Prof. Sir Magdi Yacoub - Imperial College London
  • Wireless Connectivity in Healthcare
    Dr. Rob Mulder - Vice President Common Technology of Philips Medical Systems

Session 2: Sensor Platforms and Design
Chair: Dr Leonard Fass - GE Healthcare

  • Drug-Delivering Integrated Therapeutic Systems (slides)
    Prof. Adam Heller - University of Texas at Austin 
  • A Multi-Parameter Laboratory-in-a-Pill Device with Real-Time Data Processing (slides)
    Lei Wang - Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, University of Glasgow
  • A Sensor Node for Non-Invasive Cardio-Respiratory Monitoring of Infants (slides)
    Ioannis Thanasopoulos - Electronic Sensors Laboratory, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens
  • Key Technical Challenges and Current Implementations of Body Sensor Networks (slides)
    Benny Lo - Dept of Computing, Imperial College London

Session 3: Ubiquitous and Embedded Computing
Chair: Prof. Hans Gellersen - Lancaster University

  • Room to Room Location using Wearable Sensors for Tracking Social Health of Elders (slides)
    Dr. Terry Dishongh - Lead Hardware Engineer, Intel Proactive Health Lab
  • Remote Monitoring of Patients Suffering from Early Symptoms of Dementia (slides)
    A. A. Reeves - Pervasive ICT Research Centre, BT, Ipswich 
  • A Distributed Bayesian Framework for Body Sensor Network (slides)
    Surapa Thiemjarus - Dept of Computing, Imperial College London
  • Real-time Analysis of Correlations Between On-Body Sensor Nodes (with Topological Map Architectures) (slides)
    Kristof van Laerhoven - Dept of Computing, Lancaster University 
    Martin Berchtold - University of Karlsruhe

Session 4: Communications and Distributed Systems
Chair: Prof. Morris Sloman - Imperial College London

  • Counting and Colouring in (slides)
    Dr. D K Arvind - Director of the Institute for Computing Systems Architecture, University of Edinburgh
  • System Security for Cyborgs (slides)
    Prof. Ross Anderson - Cambridge University  


Wednesday, 13th April, 2005  
Session 5: Biosensor Technology and Design
Chair: Prof. Tony Cass - Imperial College London
  • Implantable Micromachined Wireless Pressure Sensors: Approach and Clinical Demonstration(slides) Prof. Mark Allen - Georgia Institute of Technology
  • The Development of a Photo-electrochemical Sensor for the Determination of Cyanide in the Blood of Burns Victims (slides)
    Alexandra Lindsay - Physiological Flow Studies Group, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College
  • Wireless Implantable Micro Sensors and Systems for Ambulatory Monitoring and Control of Therapeutic Procedures (slides)
    Dr. Diana Hodgins MBE - European Technology for Business Limited (ETB)
  • Electrochemical Sensors For Measurement In Neurotransmitters (slides)
    Mr Bhavik A Patel - Physiological Flow Studies Group, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London

Session 6: Device Design and Power Scavenging
Chair: Dr. Diana Hodgins MBE - European Technology for Business Limited (ETB)

  • Bio-Inspired Chemical Electronics: A Methodology for Ultra-Low Power Sensor Processing (slides)
    Prof. Chris Toumazou – Director, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London
  • Modelling for Optimisation of Self-Powered Wireless Sensor Nodes (slides)
    Paul Mitcheson - Control and Power Research Group, Imperial College London
  • An Integrated Node for Energy Scavenging, Sensing and Data Transmission: Applications in Medical Diagnostics (slides)
    Kate Hammond - College of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley 
  •  Acoustic Power Transmission into an Implantable Device (slides)
    Satu Arra - Institute of Electronics, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland
Session 7: Low power Wireless Communications
Chair: Paul Garner - BT Pervasive ICT Research Centre
  • Radio Frequency Technology and In-Body Communications Systems (slides)
    Mr. Henry Higgins - Microelectronics Division, Zarlink Semiconductor 
  • Towards High-Level Wireless/Wearable Sensor and Network Design (slides)
    Dr Farrukh Alavi - Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London
  • Narrowband and Wideband Radio Channel Characterisation and Antennas for On-Body Communication Systems (slides)
    Yuriy Nechayev - Electronic, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Birmingham
  • An Ultra-Low Power 1v Wireless Transceiver Suitable for Body Sensor Networks (slides)
    Alison Burdett - Toumaz Technology
Session 8: Clinical Applications and Future Perspectives
Chair: Prof. Nick Peters - Imperial College London
  • Ambulatory Monitoring-Embeddable, Wearable “It’s all about fashion” Studies in Wireless Electronics (slides)
    Dr. Tom Blackadar - Fitsense Corp.
  • Assessing Patient Case Management Services with ACHD Sensed Data (slides)
    Dr. Vassilios Stamatopoulos - Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust
  • Wireless Body Sensors: The Ultimate Diagnostic Tool?(slides)
    Prof. Sir Ara Darzi - Imperial College London
  • Concluding Comments (slides)
    Prof. Guang-Zhong Yang - Imperial College London

Poster/Demonstrations

Chair: Guy Hirson, DTI Interface
  • A Microsystem for Monitoring Heart Motion
    Dr Lars Hoff – Faculty of Science and Engineering, Vestfold University College
  • Low Power Ultra Wideband Wireless Transmitter Implementation for Biomedical Sensors
    Charles Chun Yi Lee – Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London
  • New Techniques for in Vivo Electrochemical Sensing
    Costas Anastassiou - Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London
  • Practical Deployment of Body Sensor Technology in a Military Context
    A R Thurlow, B F Egan, T Mizutani - BT Group, Pervasive ICT Research Centre
  • Body Sensor Networks – Research into a European Application: SILC
    Phillip Needham – Cardionetics Limited
  • Sensing Activities of Daily Living on a Limited Power Budget 
    Ian Neild - Pervasive ICT Research Centre, BT
  • Ubiquitous Sensing for Posture/Behaviour Analysis
    Jeffrey L Wang - Department of Computing, Imperial College London
  • Garment-Based Body Monitoring
    L E Dunne - University College Dublin, Ireland  
  • Embedded Body Sensor Network for Persons with Special Communication Needs to Control and to Interact with the World
    A. Lőrincz – Department of Information Systems, Eötvös University, Hungary
  • UbiMon – Ubiquitous Monitoring Environment for Wearable and Implantable Sensors
    Benny Lo – Department of Computing, Imperial College London
  • UbiSense – Ubiquitous IR Sensing and Behaviour Profiling for the Care of Elderly and Chronically-ill Patients
    Benny Lo – Department of Computing, Imperial College London
  • Hand Gesture Recognition with Body Sensor Networks
    Rachel King - Department of Computing, Imperial College London 
  • A Simulator for Distributed Ambient Intelligence Sensing
    Julien Pansiot – Department of Computing, Imperial College London
  • Real-time Analysis of Correlatons Between On-body Sensors
    Kristof van Laerhoven - Department of Computing, Lancaster University

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