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Abstract Wireless Sensor Networks WSNs are spearheading the efforts taken to build and deploy systems aiming to accomplish the ultimate objectives of the Internet of Things. Due to the sensors WSNs nodes are provided with, and to their ubiquity and pervasive capabilities, these networks become extremely suitable for many applications that so-called conventional cabled or wireless networks are unable to handle. One of these still underdeveloped applications is monitoring physical parameters on a person. This is an especially interesting application regarding their age or activity, for any detected hazardous parameter can be notified not only to the monitored person as a warning, but also to any third party that may be helpful under critical circumstances, such as relatives or healthcare centers. We propose a system built to monitor a sportsman-woman during a workout session or performing a sport-related indoor activity. Sensors have been deployed by means of several nodes acting as the nodes of a WSN, along with a semantic middleware development used for hardware complexity abstraction purposes. The data extracted from the environment, combined with the information obtained from the user, will compose the basis of the services that can be obtained. View Full-Text

Keywords: Wireless Sensor Network; semantic middleware; Internet of Things; wearable computing Wireless Sensor Network; semantic middleware; Internet of Things; wearable computing





Author: Jesús Rodríguez-Molina * , José-Fernán Martínez, Pedro Castillejo and Lourdes López

Source: http://mdpi.com/



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