Wireless biosensor networks are likely to enable new applications in medicine and health care. The wireless technology can be used to eliminate the use of cables. This means the technology will be helpful for patients to have enhanced mobility, a key fact or for speedy recovery after major surgical procedures. Wireless home monitoring and constant care of residential patients will have impact on the quality of their lives. A multifunctional biomedical sensor will enable physicians to perform better diagnos tics with minimal complications in shorter time.
The aim of the project is to develop novel design strategies for seamless deployment of mobile patient monitoring systems. We will investigate low cost, low power and robust communication solutions, which are required to provide reliable, stable, and uninterrupted services in different patient networks and systems. We will define the term quality of services for patient confined networks, devices, and systems. The framework shall encapsulate end-to-end op timization strategies and secure transmission of patient sensitive data. We will develop: a framework based on MPEG-21 for end-to-end optimization and presentation of multimedia sensor data, design strategies for multifunctional miniaturized sensor array , secure communication of patient data and framework for authentication. We seek funds for 1 Post Docs, and 1.5 researchers.
The research project is organized as a joint effort among several top institutions in Norway and abroad. The group consists of r esearchers from Rikshospitalet Norway, NTNU Norway, NR Norway, SINTEF ICT Norway, ABB Corporate Research Norway, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Sweden, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) Switzerland/University of California Berkeley USA, and John Hopkins University USA.