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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
|Event||2020 International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks - Lyon, France|
Duration: 17 Feb 2020 → 19 Feb 2020
|Conference||2020 International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks|
|Period||17/02/2020 → 19/02/2020|
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.