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.


BibTex format

author = {Lo, B and Yang, GZ},
doi = {10.1049/ic:20070541},
pages = {26--32},
title = {Body sensor networks - research challenges and opportunities},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/ic:20070541},
year = {2007}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Recent advances in bionics, wireless network and computer technologies have enabled the realisation of miniaturised wireless biosensors for pervasive monitoring. Based on these technologies, the concept of Body Sensor Network (BSN) has been proposed to improve patient care, chronic disease management, and promote lifelong health and wellbeing for the ageing population. In order to provide a truly pervasive monitoring and sensing environment, a number of research issues have to be addressed. These include biosensor design, biocompatibility, wireless communication, power management, and autonomic sensing. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the current BSN development and outline some of the research challenges and opportunities that it brings.
AU - Lo,B
AU - Yang,GZ
DO - 10.1049/ic:20070541
EP - 32
PY - 2007///
SP - 26
TI - Body sensor networks - research challenges and opportunities
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/ic:20070541
ER -