A primary motivation of our research is the monitoring of physical, physiological, and biochemical parameters - in any environment and without activity restriction and behaviour modification - through using miniaturised, wireless Body Sensor Networks (BSN). Key research issues that are currently being addressed include novel sensor designs, ultra-low power microprocessor and wireless platforms, energy scavenging, biocompatibility, system integration and miniaturisation, processing-on-node technologies combined with novel ASIC design, autonomic sensor networks and light-weight communication protocols. Our research is aimed at addressing the future needs of life-long health, wellbeing and healthcare, particularly those related to demographic changes associated with an ageing population and patients with chronic illnesses. This research theme is therefore closely aligned with the IGHI’s vision of providing safe, effective and accessible technologies for both developed and developing countries.

Some of our latest works were exhibited at the 2015 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.


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  • CONFERENCE PAPER
    Thiemjarus S, Lo BPL, Yang GZ, 2005,

    Context aware sensing - What's the significance?

    , Pages: 163-169

    One of the most promising applications of Body Sensor Networks (BSN) is long-term ambulatory monitoring. This paper discusses the key technical challenges associated with context aware sensing for these environments. It outlines the importance of relating physiological activity with the sensed signal for accurate episode detection and trend analysis.

  • CONFERENCE PAPER
    Jason WP Ng, Benny PL Lo, Oliver Wells, Morris Sloman, Chris Toumazou, Nick Peters, Ara Darzi, Guang Zhong Yanget al., 2004,

    Ubiquitous Monitoring Environment for Wearable and Implantable Sensors (UbiMon)

    , The UbiComp 2004
  • CONFERENCE PAPER
    Kristof Van Laerhoven, Benny PL Lo, Jason WP Ng, Surapa Thiemjarus, Rachel King, Simon Kwan, Hans-Werner Gellersen, Morris Sloman, Oliver Wells, Phil Needham, Nick Peters, Ara Darzi, Chris Toumazou, Guang-Zhong Yanget al., 2004,

    Medical Healthcare Monitoring with Wearable and Implantable Sensors

    , International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing for Pervasive Healthcare Applications (UbiHealth)
  • CONFERENCE PAPER
    Yang G, Lo BP, Wang L, Rans M, Thiemjarus S, Ng J, Garner P, Brown S, Majeed B, Neid Iet al., 2004,

    From Sensor Networks to Behaviour Profiling: A Homecare Perspective of Intelligent Building

    , IEE Seminar for Intelligent Buildings, Publisher: IEE

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