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Distributed pervasive services using group service communication supporting body area networks

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBODYNETS 2008 - 3rd International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks
ISBN (Electronic)9789639799172
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2011
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event3rd International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks, BODYNETS 2008 - Tempe, United States
Duration: 13 Mar 200815 Mar 2008


Conference3rd International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks, BODYNETS 2008
CountryUnited States


Body Area Network (BAN) provide critical data in healthcare monitoring environments, where such monitoring can be performed in a ubiquitous manner using various miniature device technologies. However, a key requirement in supporting the full capacity of a BAN is an efficient distribution, processing and application of the acquired data. The architecture and applications which capitalize on the huge potential of this data, provide significant added value to BANs. This paper proposes an architecture which is service oriented and integrates the data produced by BANs into a healthcare environment, supporting remote interactions between medical officers to maximise patient care. The dynamic interaction of distributed services in this diverse environment is a key ingredient in the way technology can enhance healthcare. The architecture defines group services which facilitate the control of the dynamic behaviour of services within this heterogeneous environment.


  • Groups, Health-care, Monitoring, Policies, Services