SPW-1: A Low-Maintenance Wearable Activity Tracker for Residential Monitoring and Healthcare Applications

Xenofon Fafoutis, Balazs Janko, Evangelos Mellios, Geoffrey Hilton, Simon Sherratt, Robert Piechocki, Ian Craddock

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Abstract

In this paper, we present SPW-1; a low-profile versatile wearable activity tracker that employs two ultra-low-power accelerometers and relies on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for wireless communication. Aiming for a low maintenance system, SPW-1 is able to offer a battery lifetime of multiple months. Measurements on its wireless performance in a real residential environment with thick brick walls, demonstrate that SPW-1 can fully cover a room and - in most cases - the adjacent room, as well. SPW-1 is a research platform that is aimed to be used both as a data collecting tool for health-oriented studies outside the laboratory,
but also for research on wearable technologies and body-centric communications. As a result, SPW-1 incorporates versatile features, such as external sensor support, various powering options, and accelerometer configuration options that can support a wide range applications from
kinematics to long-term activity recognition.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
Pages294-305
Number of pages12
Volume181
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Dec 2016
EventEAI International Conference on Wearables in Healthcare - Hungary, Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 14 Jun 201615 Jun 2016

Conference

ConferenceEAI International Conference on Wearables in Healthcare
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period14/06/1615/06/16

Structured keywords

  • Digital Health

Keywords

  • Wearable Technologies
  • Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Internet of Things
  • eHealth
  • Healthcare Technologies

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    SPHERE (EPSRC IRC)

    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.

    1/10/1330/09/18

    Project: Research, Parent

    Cite this

    Fafoutis, X., Janko, B., Mellios, E., Hilton, G., Sherratt, S., Piechocki, R., & Craddock, I. (2016). SPW-1: A Low-Maintenance Wearable Activity Tracker for Residential Monitoring and Healthcare Applications. In Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (Vol. 181, pp. 294-305) https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49655-9_37