Interconnected internet of humans (IoH) is a new paradigm in which wearable wireless networks (WWN) are emerging as a key enabling technology. WWN is revolutionizing health-care, sports and fitness, rescue and emergency management, augmented reality, fashion, and many other applications. Wearable wireless networks composed of various types of devices such as sensors, actuator, coordinators, and gateways etc., to realize on-body, body-to-body (B2B) and off-body wireless communication. However, often these devices are severely constrained due to ultra-low power consumption; miniaturization, low processing and storage capabilities as well as low delay requirements, consequently, the reliability and quality-of-service of above-mentioned applications are very challenging. In particular, this seminar is emphasized on the impact of coarse-grain factors (such as dynamic and diverse mobility, radio-link and signal propagation, interference management, data dissemination schemes and routing approaches) that directly influence the communication performance in WWN in real-life applications.
The seminar will cover:
- Introduction to WWN: applications, design specifications, architectures and standards.
- Cross layer design: joint PHY-MAC optimizations with radio-link and mobility modelling.
- Medium access control design and scheduling.
- Optimized Routing protocols for body area networks.
- Prototyping example: IoT-enabled wearable system for rescue and critical applications.