Wearable Devices for Digital Health: The SPHERE Wearable 3

Antonis Vafeas, Md Israfil Biswas, Xenofon Fafoutis, Atis Elsts, Ian Craddock, Robert J. Piechocki, George Oikonomou

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel wearable device: the SPHERE Wearable 3. The Wearable 3 is a wrist-worn sensor node tailored for low maintenance residential health and behaviour monitoring. It features multiple inertial measurement sensors, as well as a heart-rate sensor, capacitive button, and OLED screen. The Wearable 3 builds on our experience with previous generations of wearable sensing nodes while adding novel features, including interactive elements. We present a novel two-way communication based on a customized implementation of the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) protocol to connect the Wearable 3 with a gateway device, and describe various optimizations of energy consumption. The Wearable 3 is currently being deployed in residential homes in Bristol, UK, as part of a project aiming to collect diagnostic data from early-stage Alzheimer's patients.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2020
Pages236–241
ISBN (Print)978-0-9949886-4-5
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event2020 International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks - Lyon, France
Duration: 17 Feb 202019 Feb 2020
https://ewsn2020.conf.citi-lab.fr/

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Conference2020 International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks
CountryFrance
CityLyon
Period17/02/202019/02/2020
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Vafeas, A., Biswas, M. I., Fafoutis, X., Elsts, A., Craddock, I., Piechocki, R. J., & Oikonomou, G. (2020). Wearable Devices for Digital Health: The SPHERE Wearable 3. In Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (pp. 236–241). Association for Computing Machinery.