BSN 2009

location: Berkeley, CA, USA
date: June 3 - 5, 2009

Workshop Program

June 3 2009

16:00Registration open -  Location: main lobby on the 3rd floor of Sutardja Dai Hall (CITRIS Headquarters).
17:30 – 19:30 Welcome Reception

June 4 2009

Kvamme Atrium
Registration open - Breakfast
08:45 – 09:15
Opening remarks
08:45 – 08:55 "Welcome", Paul Wright & Eric Yeatman, Conference Co-Chairs
08:55 – 09:15 "Societal Scale Cyber-Physical Systems", Shankar Sastry, Dean of the College of Engineering, UC Berkeley
09:15 – 10:00
Plenary talk 1 - Thomas Nesbitt, Executive Director for Telehealth Services for the California Center for Connected Health
The California Telehealth Network, and Opportunities for BSN in Telehealth

Chairs: Eric Yeatman / Paul Wright
10:00 – 11:00 
Session 1 - BSN Architectures and Platforms
Chairs: Eric Yeatman / Paul Wright
10:00 - 10:20 Wearable Sensing for Dynamic Management of Dense Ubiquitous Media M.Laibowitz, N.W. Gong, J. Paradiso
Responsive Environments Group, MIT Media Lab, USA
10:20 – 10:40 BSN Simulator: Optimizing Application Using System Level Simulation I.Cutcutache,TTN. Dang, W.K. Leong et al.
National University of Singapore, Singapore
10:40 – 11:00 Towards Self-Healing in Wireless Sensor Networks T. Bourdenas, M. Sloman
Department of Computing, Imperial College London, UK
11:00 – 11:25
Kvamme Atrium
11:25– 12:45
Session 2 - Wireless Communications
Chairs: Thomas Falck / David Yates
11:25 – 11:45 A Simulation Environment for Subject-Specific Radio Channel Modeling in Wireless Body Sensor Networks Y.Zhao, A. Sani, Y.Hao
School of Elec. Eng. and Comp. Sci., Queen Mary, University of London, UK
11:45 – 12:05

Technologies for an Autonomous Wireless Home Healthcare System C. Ho, M. Mark, M. Koplow et al.
Material Science and Engineering, University of California Berkeley, USA
12:05 – 12:25 Inter-User Interference in Body Sensor Networks: Preliminary Investigation and an Infrastructure-Based Solution B. de Silva, A. Natarajan, M. Motani
Dept. of Elec. & Comp. Eng., National University of Singapore, Singapore
12:25 – 12:45 Wireless Propagation and Coexistence of Medical Body Sensor Networks for Ambulatory Patient Monitoring D.M. Davenport, B. Deb, F. J. Ross
GE Global Research, USA
12:45 – 14:30
Kvamme Atrium

Lunch/Showcases & Demonstrations:
  • TEMPO 3.1: A Body Area Sensor Network Platform for Continuous Movement Assessment, A.Barth, M.Hanson, H.Powell Jr. et al.,University of Virginia, USA
  • Comparison of Orientation Filter Algorithms for Realtime Wireless Inertial Posture Tracking, A.D.Young, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Reducing Healthcare Costs with Wireless Technology, A.H. Omre, Nordic Semiconductor
  • Real-time performance monitoring and control in wireless sensor networks, Thomas Lindh and Ibrahim Orhan, KTH, Stockholm
  • Ear-worn Activity Recognition Sensor,  B Lo, R. King, R. Ali et al., Imperial College London, UK
  • Technologies for an Autonomous Home Heath Care System, C. Ho, A. Chen, L. Miller, M. Mark, E. Reilly
  • 14:30 – 16:00
    Session 3 - Sensor Technology and Biocompatibility
    Chairs: Dermot Diamond / Sandeep Gupta
    14:30 – 15:00 Invited talk 1 - Accurate Respiration Measurement for Body Sensor Networks Ville-Pekka Seppδ,
    Tampere Univeristy of Technology, Finland
    15:00 – 15:20 Bayesian Analysis of Sub-Plantar Ground Reaction Force with BSN B. Lo, J. Pansiot, G.Z. Yang
    Department of Computing, Imperial College London, UK
    15:20 – 15:40Accurate, Fast Fall Detection Using Gyroscopes and Accelerometer-Derived Posture Information Q. Li, J.A. Stankovic, M. Hanson et al.
    University of Virginia, USA
    15:40 – 16:00 An Ultra Low Power Pulse Oximeter Sensor Based On Compressed Sensing P.K. Baheti, H. Garudadri
    Qualcomm Inc., USA
    16:00 – 16:30
    Kvamme Atrium
    16:30 – 17:30
    Session 4 - Healthcare Technology/Medical Applications
    Chairs: Dinesh Bhatia / Steffen Leonhardt
    16:30 – 16:50 The design and analysis of a real-time, continuous arousal monitor B. Grundlehner, L. Brown, J. Penders et al.
    Holst Centre / IMEC-NL, The Netherlands
    16:50 – 17:10 Smart Jacket Design for Neonatal Monitoring with Wearable Sensors S. Bouwstra, W. Chen, L. Feijs et al.
    Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
    17:10 – 17:30 Analysis of Heart Rate Variability with an In-Ear Micro-Optic Sensor in View of Motion Artifacts T. Wartzek, S. Vogel, T. Hennig et al.
    Medical Information Technology, RWTH Aachen, Germany
    19:00 - 22:30 
    Hearst  Atrium
    Conference Dinner

    June 5 2009
    09:00 – 09:45 
    Plenary talk 2 - Donald Jones, Vice President, Business Development, Health & Life Sciences,Qualcomm  Inc.
    Noam Ziv, Vice President of Engineering in the Corporate R&D (CR&D) division of Qualcomm Inc.

    Chair: Morris Sloman
    09:45 – 10:45
    Session 5 - Activity Classification
    Chair: Morris Sloman
    09:45 – 10:05 Detecting Walking Gait Impairment with an Ear-worn Sensor L. Atallah, O. Aziz, B. Lo et al.
    Department of Computing, Imperial College London, UK
    10:05 – 10:25 Neural Network Gait Classification for On-Body Inertial Sensors M.Hanson, H.C.Powell Jr., A.T. Barth et al.
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia, USA
    10:25 – 10:45 Classification of Physical Interactions between Two Subjects R. Bajcsy, A. Borri, M. Di Benedetto et al.
    Dept. of Elec. Eng. and Comp. Sci., University of California at Berkeley, USA
    10:45 – 11:15
    Kvamme Atrium
    11:15– 12:35
    Session 6 - Sensors, Circuits and Power Sources
    Chairs: Joe Paradiso / Paul Mitcheson
    11:15 – 11:35 Textile-based wearable sensors for assisting sports performance S.Coyle, N. Moyna, D. Diamond
    The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies, National Centre for Sensor Research, Dublin City University, Ireland
    11:35 – 11:55 Thermoelectric and Hybrid Generators in Wearable Devices and Clothes V. Leonov, R.J.M. Vullers, C. Van Hoof
    IMEC, Belgium
    11:55 – 12:15 A Battery-Free Tag for Wireless Monitoring of Heart Sounds S. Mandal, L. Turicchia, R. Sarpeshkar
    Dept. of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, MIT, USA
    12:15 – 12:35 MEMS energy harvesting powered wireless biometric sensor C. He, A. Arora, M.E. Kiziroglou et al.
    Imperial College London, UK
    12:35 – 13:40
    Kvamme Atrium
    Lunch/Poster session 1
      A Pilot Study on BSN-based Ubiquitous Energy Expenditure Monitoring S.J.Lin, L.Wang, B.Y.Huang et al.
    SIAT, CAS, China
      The Berkeley Tricorder: Ambulatory Health Monitoring R. Naima, J. Canny
    Berkeley Institute of Design, University of California, Berkeley, USA
      Comparison of Orientation Filter Algorithms for Realtime Wireless Inertial Posture Tracking A.D.Young
    Institute for Computing Systems Architecture, University of Edinburgh, UK
      Reducing Healthcare Costs with Wireless Technology A.H. Omre
    Nordic Semiconductor
      TEMPO 3.1:  A Body Area Sensor Network Platform for Continuous Movement Assessment A.Barth, M.Hanson, H.Powell Jr. et al.
    Charles L. Brown Dept. of Elec. and Comp. Eng. University of Virginia, USA
      A Robust Closed-loop Control Algorithm for Mean Arterial Blood Pressure Regulation G.Z. Liu, L. Wang, Y.T. Zhang
    SIAT, CAS, China
      Asymmetric Multihop Networks for Multi-Capsule Communications within the Gastrointestinal Tract L. Lin, K.J. Wong, S.L. Tan et al.
    School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
      Identifying Activities of Daily Living using wireless kinematic sensors and data mining algorithms A. F. Dalton, G. O'Laighin
    Bioelectronics Research Cluster, NCBES and the Dept. of Elec. Eng., National University of Ireland, Ireland
      DexterNet: An Open Platform for Heterogeneous Body Sensor Networks and Its Applications P. Kuryloski, A.Giani, R.Giannantonio et al.
    Department of EECS, University of California, Berkeley, USA
      Transitional Activity Recognition with Manifold Embedding R. Ali, L.Atallah, B. Lo, et al.
    Department of Computing and IBE, Imperial College London, UK
      Modeling Distributed Signal Processing Applications W.Kurschl, S.Mitsch, J.Schoenboeck
    Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Austria
      Movement Recognition in Sensor-Driven Systems Using Hidden Markov Models (HMMs) E. Katsiri, A. Mycroft
    School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
      Low-Complexity, High-Throughput Multiple-Access Wireless Protocol for Body Sensor Networks S.M.Yoo, C.J. Chen, P.H. Chou
    Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute, Daejeon, Korea
      Noninvasive cuffless estimation of Blood Pressure from Pulse Arrival Time and Heart Rate with Adaptive Calibration F.S. Cattivelli, H.Garudadri
    University of California, Los Angeles, USA
      New wearable body sensor for continuous diagnosis of internal tissue bleeding G. Blumrosen, C.A. Gonzalez, B.Rubinsky
    Center for Bioengineering in the Service of Humanity and Society, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
      Characterization and Fabrication of Novel Micromachined Electrode for BSN-based Vital Signs Monitoring System D.G. Guo, F.E.H. Tay, L. Xu et al.
    Mechanical Eng. Dept., National University of Singapore, Singapore
      A h-Shirt-Based Body Sensor Network for Cuffless Calibration and Estimation of Arterial Blood Pressure W.B. Gu, C.C.Y. Poon, M.Y. Sy et al.
    JCBME, Dept. of Electronic Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
    13:40 – 14:50
    Second Floor Lobby
    Lunch/Poster session 2
      Using heart rate monitors to detect mental stress J. Choi, R. Gutierrez-Osuna
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA
      A Sensing Platform for Physiological and Contextual Feedback to Tennis Athletes D. Connaghan, S. Hughes, G. May, P. Kelly, C. Σ Conaire, N. O’Connor, D. O’Gorman, A. Smeaton, and N. Moyna
      Development of a Dehydration Sensor Integrated on Fabric G. Marchand, A. Bourgerette, M. Antonakios, V. Rat, N. David, F. Vinet, and R. Guillemaud
      Using Wearable Sensors to Monitor Physical Activities of Patients with COPD: A Comparison of Classifier Performance S. Patel, C. Mancinelli, J. Healey, M. Moy, and P. Bonato
      Green and Sustainable Cyber-Physical Security Solutions for Body Area Networks K.K. Venkatasubramanian, A. Banerjee, and S.K.S. Gupta
      Non-contact Low Power EEG/ECG Electrode for High Density Wearable Biopotential Sensor Networks Yu M. Chi, Stephen R. Deiss, and Gert Cauwenberghs
      Body Sensor Networks for Monitoring Rowing Technique Rachel C. King, Douglas G. McIlwraith, Benny Lo, Julien Pansiot, Alison H. McGregor, and Guang-Zhong Yang
      Wavelet-Based ECG Delineation on a Wearable Embedded Sensor Platform Nicolas Boichat, Nadia Khaled, Francisco Rincon, and David Atienza
      Key Considerations and Experience Using the Ultra Low Power Sensium Platform in Body Sensor Networks M. Hernadez Silveira, C. Nunn, A. Lakhanpal, D. McDonagh, R. McPartland, and A. Burdett
      UbiBand: A Framework for Music Composition with BSNs Sarit Chantasuban and Surapa Thiemjarus
      Therapeutic Exergaming Brendan O’Huiginn, Barry Smyth, Garrett Coughlan, Diarmaid Fitzgerald, and Brian Caulfield
      How to Equip Para-aramide Yarns with Electro-conductive Properties Anne Schwarz, Jean Hakuzimana, Philippe Westbroek, and Lieva Van Langenhove
      A Wearable Fabric Computer by Planar-Fashionable Circuit Board Technique Hyejung Kim, Yongsang Kim, Binhee Kim, and Hoi-Jun Yoo
      A Flexible, Low Noise Reflective PPG Sensor Platform for Ear-Worn Heart Rate Monitoring James A.C. Patterson, Douglas C. McIlwraith, and Guang-Zhong Yang
      Design and Experiments of Transmitter for Transcutaneous Energy Transmission Haitao Zhao, Xiaoying Lv, Guiyang Li, and Zhigong Wang
      Detection of Wheezes Using a Wearable Distributed Array of Microphones Wee Ser, T.T. Zhang, Jufeng Yu, and Jianmin Zhang
      Off-body Communication for Protective Clothing Carla Hertleer, Lieva Van Langenhove, Hendrik Rogier, and Luigi Vallozzi
    14:50– 15:50
    Session 7: Sport and Leisure Applications
    Chair: Guang-Zhong Yang
    14:50-15:10 Textile-Based Wearable Sensors for Assisting Sports Performance Shirley Coyle, Deirdre Morris, King-Tong Lau, Dermot Diamond, and Niall Moyna
    The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies, National Centre for Sensor Research, Dublin City University, Ireland
    15:10-15:30 Speckled Tango Dancers: Real-Time Motion Capture of Two-Body Interactions Using On-body Wireless Sensor Networks D.K. Arvind and Aris Valtazanos
    University of Edinburgh, UK
    15:30-15:50 Optimizing Interval Training Protocols Using Data Mining Decision Trees Myung-kyung Suh, Mahsan Rofouei, Ani Nahapetian, William J. Kaiser, and Majid Sarrafzadeh
    Computer Science Department, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    15:50– 15:50
    Session 8: Sensor Information Processing
    Chairs: Benny Lo/Thomas Lindh
    15:50-16:10 Minimising Loss-Induced Errors in Real Time Wireless Sensing by Avoiding Data Dependency A.D. Young and M.J. Ling
    Institute for Computing Systems Architecture, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK
    16:10-16:30 Evaluating the Effect of Local Variations in Visually-Similar Motions on the Clustering of Body Sensor Features Gaurav N. Pradhan and B. Prabhakaran
    Arizona State University, USA
    16:30-16:50 A Distributed Hidden Markov Model for Fine-grained Annotation in Body Sensor Networks Eric Guenterberg, Hassan Ghasemzadeh, and Roozbeh Jafari
    Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

    BSN 2009 Committee
    Conference Chairs
    • Prof. Paul Wright - UC Berkeley, USA
    • Prof. Eric Yeatman - Imperial College London, UK

    International Advisory Committee
    • Prof. Guang-Zhong Yang - Imperial College London, UK
    • Prof. Joe Paradiso - MIT, USA
    • Dr. Thomas Falck - Philips Research Aachen, Germany
    • Prof. Steffen Leonhardt - RWTH Aachen University, Germany
    • Prof. Yuan-Ting Zhang - Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
    • Dr. Paolo Bonato - Harvard Medical School, USA

    Organising Committee
    • Dr. Ravi Nemana - UC Berkeley, USA
    • Prof. Ming Wu - UC Berkeley, USA
    • Prof. Jan Rabaey - UC Berkeley, USA
    • Dr. Paul Mitcheson - Imperial College London, UK
    • Dr. Benny Lo - Imperial College London, UK
    • Dr. David Yates - Imperial College London, UK

    • Ms. Hazel Palaski - UC Berkeley, USA
    • Ms. Yvette Subramanian - UC Berkeley, USA
    • Ms. Susan Brace, Imperial College London, UK

    Technical Progamme Committee

    • Prof. Daniel Berckmans - K.U. Leuven, Belgium
    • Dr. Dinesh Bhatia - University of Texas at Dallas, USA
    • Prof. Gert Cauwenberghs - UC San Diego, USA
    • Prof. Dermot Diamond - Dublin City University, Ireland
    • Dr. Scott Drawer - UK Sport, UK
    • Dr. Leonard Fass - GE Healthcare
    • Dr. Sandeep Gupta - Arizona State University, USA
    • Prof. Yang Hao - Queen Mary University of London, UK
    • Dr. Emil Jovanov - University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA
    • Dr. Illka Korhonen - VTT, Finland
    • Dr. Thomas Lindh - KTH, Sweden
    • Dr. Keck Voon Ling - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    • Dr. Torsten Linz - Fraunhofer IZM, Germany
    • Prof. Paul Lukowicz - Universitδt Passau, Germany
    • Dr. Rahul Sarpeshkar - MIT, USA
    • Dr. Alireza Seyedi - University of Rochester, USA
    • Prof. Morris Sloman - Imperial College London, UK
    • Dr. Lei Wang - Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
    • Dr. Andy West - University of Loughborough, UK
    • Dr. Joerg Habetha - Philips Research, Germany
    • Prof. Bill Kaiser - UCLA, USA
    • Dr. Roozbeh Jafari - University of Texas at Dallas, USA
    • Dr. Marco Sgroi - UC Berkeley, USA