Research in Personal Health and Activity Monitoring
We are investigating and developing prototypes for personal activity
monitoring and health applications. A typical solution involves the
use of a PDA or "smartphone" as a local hub serving a set of body-worn
sensors. We have successfully instrumented individuals with
accelerometers, gyroscopes, GPS, and cameras for the purpose of
supporting activity monitoring. The sensors, computers in their own
right, serve as the sensing tier in an overall system. The PDA
aggregates data in a local control loop and serves to relay data via
wifi or mobile carrier to a database in the internet cloud to be
served up for analysis or maintining a personalized view of
activities. This model has been replicated in three projects. Results
will appear pending release.
- P. Butala, Y. Zhang, R.C. Wagenaar, and T.D.C. Little, "Wireless
System for Monitoring and Real-Time Classification of Functional
Activity," Proc. 2nd Workshop on Networked Healthcare
Technology (NetHealth 2012), IEEE Comsnets 2012, Bangalore, India, January 2012..
- A.M. Vegni and T.D.C. Little, "Handover in VLC Systems with
Cooperating Mobile Devices," to appear in Proc. of Mobility and
Communication for Cooperation and Coordination (MC3) Workshop, part of
the IEEE Intl. Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications
(ICNC 2012), January 30 - February 2, 2012, Maui, Hawaii, USA.
- R.C. Wagenaar, I. Sapir, Y. Zhang, S. Markovic, L.M. Vaina, and T.D.C. Little,
"Continuous Monitoring of Functional Activities using Wearable,
Wireless Gyroscope and Accelerometer Technology," Proc. 33rd
Annual Intl. Conf. of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Society, Boston, MA August 30, 2011.
- P. Butala, Y. Zhang, R.C. Wagenaar, and T.D.C. Little,
"Wireless Activity Monitoring for Real-Time Classification and
Cueing," Mobicom 2011, Poster and Demonstration Competition,
- T.D.C. Little, "Ubiqutous Networking for Human Containers,"
Invited Presentation, NSF Workshop on Pervasive Computing at Scale
(PeCS), Seattle, WA, January 2011.
- T.D.C. Little, "Pervasive Adaptation: Research Agenda for Future and Emerging Technologies,"
Alois Ferscha (ed.) PerAda, 2011.
- Y. Zhang, I. Sapir, S. Markovic, R.C. Wagenaar, and T.D.C. Little,
"Continuous Functional Activity Montitoring Based on Wearable
Tri-Axial Accelerometer and Gyroscope," Proc. Workshop on
Cognititve Sensor Networks for Pervasive Health (CoSN-PH 2011), 5th
Intl. Conf. on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare
(PervasiveHealth 2011), Dublin Ireland, May 2011.
- J. Chau, K. Matarese, and T.D.C. Little, "IP-Enabled LED Lighting
Supporting Indoor Mobile and Wireless Communications," Poster and
Demonstration Program, MobiSys 2010, San Francisco, CA, June 15, 2010.
- T.D.C. Little, P. Dib, K. Shah, N. Barraford, and B. Gallagher,
"Using LED Lighting for Ubiquitous Indoor Wireless Networking,"
4th IEEE Intl. Conf. on Wirless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob 2008), Avignon, France, October 2008
MCL Technical Report No. TR-05-20-2008, Multimedia
Communications Laboratory, Boston University, Boston MA, May 2008.
[pdf], and [gallery].
- A. Agarwal and T.D.C. Little, "Attribute-Based
Routing in Sensor Networks,"
MCL Technical Report TR-06-01-2006, June 2006.
- T.D.C. Little,
"Semantic Networking of Sensor Systems for In-Network Processing,"
NSF NeTS NOSS Informational Meeting, Golden CO, October 19, 2004.
- W. Ke, S.A. Ayyash, and T.D.C. Little,
"Semantic Internetworking of Sensor Systems,"
Proc. 1st IEEE Intl. Conf. on Mobile Ad hoc and Sensor Systems, Fort
Lauderdale, FL, October 2004 [pdf].
P. Basu, W. Ke, and T.D.C. Little, "Modeling Distributed
Applications for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks using Attributed Task
Graphs," The Handbook of Mobile Computing, Eds. Imad Mahgoub
and Mohammad Ilyas, CRC Press, 2004
P. Basu, N. Khan, and T.D.C. Little, "A Mobility Based Metric
for Clustering in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks," Proc. IEEE ICDCS 2001
Workshop on Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing, Phoenix, AZ, April
P. Basu, W. Ke, and T.D.C. Little, "Metrics for Performance Evaluation
of Distributed Application Execution in Ubiquitous Computing
Environments," Position paper, Proc. ACM UbiComp 2001 Workshop on
Evaluation Methodologies for Ubiquitous Computing,
Atlanta, GA, September 2001 [pdf].