Uma Plataforma de Simulação de Redes de Sensores para o Corpo Humano Voltada para Aplicações Médicas (A Body Sensor Network Simulation Platform for Medical Applications)

Roberto Vito Rodrigues Filho (, Renato Freitas Bulcão Neto (, Iwens Gervásio Sene Júnior (

1Lancaster University
2Universidade Federal de Goiás

This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: April 2016
Volume: 14,   Issue: 4 
ISSN: 1548-0992

Body Sensor Networks (BSN) is an important technology in providing ubiquitous healthcare services. These sensors are capable of supplying medical professionals with data collected from a patient outside the hospital environment. Remotely acquired information has enormous application potential and can assist medical professionals to provide fast and accurate assistance to injured people at accidents sites, minimizing the risk of further complications by reducing delays in the diagnosis process. Despite the great benefits of such applications, there is a gap in the state-of-art techniques that allow the creation and testing of such high-level and critical applications. This paper presents a body sensor network simulation environment as a response to that need, providing a tool that plays a key role in assisting the development of critical healthcare applications through an emulated healthcare-specific hardware, which can be used to test applications in a controlled environment, considering the demands of the medical field.

Index Terms:
Body Sensor Networks, Healthcare, Critical Applications, Hardware Emulator   

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