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    SPW-1

    A Low-Maintenance Wearable Activity Tracker for Residential Monitoring and Healthcare Applications

    Citation

    Fafoutis, X, Janko, B, Mellios, E, Hilton, G, Sherratt, S, Piechocki, R & Craddock, I, 2016, ‘SPW-1: A Low-Maintenance Wearable Activity Tracker for Residential Monitoring and Healthcare Applications’. in: Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering ., pp. 294-305

    Abstract

    In this paper, we present SPW-1; a low-profile versatile wearable activity tracker that employs two ultra-low-power accelerometers and relies on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for wireless communication. Aiming for a low maintenance system, SPW-1 is able to offer a battery lifetime of multiple months. Measurements on its wireless performance in a real residential environment with thick brick walls, demonstrate that SPW-1 can fully cover a room and - in most cases - the adjacent room, as well. SPW-1 is a research platform that is aimed to be used both as a data collecting tool for health-oriented studies outside the laboratory,
    but also for research on wearable technologies and body-centric communications. As a result, SPW-1 incorporates versatile features, such as external sensor support, various powering options, and accelerometer configuration options that can support a wide range applications from
    kinematics to long-term activity recognition.

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