Designing Wearable Sensing Platforms for Healthcare in a Residential Environment

Xenofon Fafoutis, Antonis Vafeas, Balazs Janko, Simon Sherratt, James Pope, Atis Elsts, Evangelos Mellios, Geoffrey Hilton, George Oikonomou, Robert Piechocki, Ian Craddock

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Wearable technologies are valuable tools that can encourage people to monitor their own well-being and facilitate timely health interventions. In this paper, we present SPW-2; a low-profile versatile wearable sensor that employs two ultra low power accelerometers and an optional gyroscope. Designed for minimum maintenance and a long-term operation outside the laboratory, SPW-2 is able to oer a battery lifetime of multiple months. Measurements on its wireless performance in a real residential environment with thick brick walls, demonstrate that SPW-2 can fully cover a room and - in most cases - the adjacent room, as well.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere1
Number of pages11
JournalEAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2017

Structured keywords

  • Digital Health


  • Wearable Technology
  • Bluetooth Low Energy
  • IEEE 802.15.4
  • Internet of Things
  • eHealth
  • Digital Health

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    Craddock, I. J., Coyle, D. T., Flach, P. A., Kaleshi, D., Mirmehdi, M., Piechocki, R. J., Stark, B. H., Ascione, R., Ashburn, A. M., Burnett, M. E., Aldamen, D., Gooberman-Hill, R. J. S., Harwin, W. S., Hilton, G., Holderbaum, W., Holley, A. P., Manchester, V. A., Meller, B. J., Stack, E. & Gilchrist, I. D.


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