Int. J. of Sensor Networks   »   2012 Vol.11, No.1

 

 

Title: Mobile multimedia in wireless sensor networks

 

Authors: Ricardo Silva; Jorge Sá Silva; João Manuel L.P. Caldeira; Joel J.P.C. Rodrigues

 

Addresses:
Department of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra, Pólo II – Pinhal de Marrocos, 3030-290 Coimbra, Portugal.
Department of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra, Pólo II – Pinhal de Marrocos, 3030-290 Coimbra, Portugal.
Instituto de Telecomunicações, Department of Informatics, University of Beira Interior, Rua Marquês D'Ávila e Bolama, 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal.
Instituto de Telecomunicações, Department of Informatics, University of Beira Interior, Rua Marquês D'Ávila e Bolama, 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal

 

Abstract: One of the most referred and promising Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) applications is health monitoring. The small size and portability of nodes have made WSNs the perfect tool to easily monitor a person's health condition. In this type application, as well as in several other critical applications, reliability and mobility are paramount. In this paper we propose a method, based on WSNs and mobile intra-body sensors, to accurately detect the fertile period of women on time and other applications based on intra-vaginal temperature monitoring. In addition, our proposal also introduces the proposal of intra-body micro-cameras to monitor the women's cervix, capable to detect related pathologies. To efficiently support this mobile multimedia application, guaranteeing reliability in a continuous monitoring mode, we make use of a new WSN paradigm based on mobility proxies.

 

Keywords: body sensors; mobility proxies; mobile multimedia; wireless sensor networks; WSNs; health monitoring; healthcare technology; fertile periods; female fertility; intra-vaginal temperature monitoring; cervix monitoring.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJSNET.2012.045035

 

Int. J. of Sensor Networks, 2012 Vol.11, No.1, pp.3 - 9

 

Available online: 22 Jan 2012

 

 

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