A self-powered wearable body sensor network system for safety applications

Fan Wu, Jean Michel Redoute, Mehmet Rasit Yuce

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Monitoring of environmental conditions has become increasingly crucial because poor environments can lead to severe health issues. This paper presents a self-powered wearable sensor network for safety applications. The system includes a maximum power point control (MPPT) solar energy harvesting unit, multiple low power environmental sensing sensor nodes, and wireless modules based on LoRa. The experimental results show that the MPPT unit can harvest solar energy and enable a continuous energy supply for a sensor node on the body. The wearable sensor node is able to monitor the surrounding temperature, relative humidity, and ultraviolet (UV) index. The data is transmitted to a gateway via a LoRa network. The data is finally stored into a cloud server via the Internet connection.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE SENSORS Proceedings
EditorsRudra Pratap, Ravinder Dahiya
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538647073
ISBN (Print)9781538647080
Publication statusPublished - 27 Dec 2018
EventIEEE Conference on Sensors 2018 - New Delhi, India
Duration: 28 Oct 201831 Oct 2018
Conference number: 17th
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/8572682/proceeding (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE Conference on Sensors 2018
Abbreviated titleSENSORS 2018
CityNew Delhi
Internet address


  • environmental monitoring
  • Internet of Things
  • safety applications
  • Solar energy harvesting
  • wearable sensor network

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