Corso di “From Modeling to Implementation of Wearable Computing Systems based on Body Sensor Networks” Ing. Raffaele Gravina – Inizio 12.03.2018

“From Modeling to Implementation of Wearable Computing Systems based on Body Sensor Networks” Ing. Raffaele Gravina

Abstract:

Wearable computing is a relatively new area of research and development that aims at supporting people in different application domains: health-care (monitoring assisted livings), fitness (monitoring athletes), social interactions (enabling multi-user activity recognition, e.g. handshake), videogames (enabling joystick-less interactions), factory (monitoring employees in their activity), etc. Wearable computing is based on wearable computing devices such as sensor nodes (e.g. to measure heart rate, temperature, blood oxygen, etc), common life objects (e.g. watch, belt, etc), smartphones/PDA. Wearable computing has been recently boosted by the introduction of body sensor networks (BSNs), i.e. networks of wireless wearable sensor nodes coordinated by more capable coordinators (smartphones, tablets, PCs). Although the basic elements (sensors, protocols, coordinators) of a BSN are available (already from a commercial point of view), developing BSN systems/applications is a complex task that requires design methods based on effective and efficient programming frameworks. In this course, we will introduce programming approaches and methods to effectively develop (model, implement and deploy) efficient BSN systems/applications. Moreover, we also provide new techniques to integrate BSN-based wearable systems with more general Wireless Sensor Network systems and with Cloud computing as well as Platform-based Design Methodology for BSNs. From the practical viewpoint, the course is based on the SPINE project (http://spine.deis.unical.it), currently led by Prof. Fortino’s research group. Specifically, the course will be based on the SPINE open-source framework to provide students with hw/sw tools for the development of “their” example wearable computing systems. 

Short Bio:

Raffaele Gravina is Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering at the Dept. of Informatics, Modeling, Electronics, and Systems of the University of Calabria (Unical), Italy. He received a Ph.D. in Computer and Systems Engineering from Unical, in 2012. His research interests include wireless body sensor networks, smart-Health, and IoT technology. He is author of over 60 papers in int’l journals, conferences and books. He is cofounder and CTO healthcare sector of SenSysCal S.r.l., a Unical spin-off focused on innovative IoT systems.

Orari:

Lunedì 12 Marzo dalle 9 alle 12 – Aula Seminari DIMES Cubo 42C
Mercoledì 14 Marzo dalle 9 alle 12 – Aula seminari cubo 44
Giovedì 15 Marzo dalle 9 alle 12 – Aula Seminari DIMES Cubo 42C
Venerdì 16 Marzo dalle 9 alle 12 – Aula Seminari DIMES Cubo 42C