Exploring human body communications for IoT enabled ambulatory health monitoring systems

Prabha Sundaravadivel, Saraju P. Mohanty, Elias Kougianos, Venkata P. Yanambaka, Himanshu Thapliyal

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Abstract

Increasing market demand for high performance and portable computing devices requires energy efficient devices. When a network of devices is considered, as in the case of the Internet of Things, it is important to consider low power design at the sensor/actuator level as well as in the sensor network. Human body communication has proven to be an efficient mode of communication for near field body sensor network applications. In this paper we propose an architecture for an ambulatory health monitoring system using a body coupled communication channel. The proposed architecture can be used for smart health monitoring as part of the Internet of Things. The design was validated using Simulink. A 31% power reduction was observed in the proposed monitoring system when human body communication was used.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Nanoelectronic and Information Systems, iNIS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages17-22
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509061693
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 23 2017
Event2nd IEEE International Symposium on Nanoelectronic and Information Systems, iNIS 2016 - Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
Duration: Dec 19 2016Dec 21 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Nanoelectronic and Information Systems, iNIS 2016

Conference

Conference2nd IEEE International Symposium on Nanoelectronic and Information Systems, iNIS 2016
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityGwalior, Madhya Pradesh
Period12/19/1612/21/16

Keywords

  • Body coupled communication (BCC)
  • Frequency selective baseband transmission (FSBT)
  • Human body communication (HBC)
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Smart Healthcare

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