Title: A group-based wireless body sensors network using energy harvesting for soccer team monitoring

Authors: Jaime Lloret; Miguel Garcia; Angel Catala; Joel J.P.C. Rodrigues

Addresses: Integrated Management Coastal Research Institute, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia 46022, Spain ' Departamento de Informática, Universidad de Valencia, Valencia 46100, Spain ' Integrated Management Coastal Research Institute, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia 46022, Spain ' Instituto de Telecomunicações, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã 6201-001, Portugal; University ITMO, St. Petersburg 197101, Russia

Abstract: In team-based sports, it is difficult to monitor physical state of each athlete during the match. Wearable body sensors with wireless connections allow having low-power and low-size devices, that may use energy harvesting, but with low radio coverage area but the main issue comes from the mobility. This paper presents a wireless body sensors network for soccer team players' monitoring. Each player has a body sensor network that use energy harvesting and each player will be a node in the wireless sensor network. This proposal is based on the zone mobility of the players and their dynamism. It allows knowing the physical state of each player during the whole match. Having fast updates and larger connection times to the gateways, the information can be routed through players of both teams, thus a secure system has been added. Simulations show that the proposed system has very good performance in high mobility.

Keywords: group-based WSNs; wireless sensor networks; wireless body networks; WBNs; zone mobility; soccer teams; energy harvesting; team monitoring; football teams; soccer players; footballers; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSNET.2016.079172

International Journal of Sensor Networks, 2016 Vol.21 No.4, pp.208 - 225

Available online: 19 Sep 2016 *

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