Practical Experiences on Mobile Inter-Body-Area-Networking

Martin Lipphardt, Horst Hellbrück, Dennis Pfisterer, Stefan Ransom, Stefan Fischer


Body Area Networks (BANs) facilitate a fine grained monitoring of human physical parameters. In current projects, BANs are often seen as single autonomous systems. By allowing BAN-to-BAN communication, information can be piggybacked to other BANs and forwarded to a central server automatically. Besides monitoring of patients, this technology is applicable in many other sectors as well. In this paper we introduce MarathonNet's pacemate as the central device of a BAN that supports BAN-BAN and BAN-Backend communication and serves as the BAN-User interface. We present results of our first prototypes and practical experiences on internetworking of 60 mobile BANs during a running competition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBODYNETS 2007 - 2nd International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks
Number of pages8
Publication date01.01.2007
Article number7
ISBN (Print)978-963062193-9
Publication statusPublished - 01.01.2007
EventICST 2nd International Conference on Body Area Networks - Florence, Italy
Duration: 11.06.200713.06.2007
Conference number: 114517


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