Design and implementation of a wearable sensor network system for iot-connected safety and health applications

Fan Wu, Taiyang Wu, Mehmet Rasit Yuce

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This paper presents a wearable sensor network system for Internet of Things (IoT) connected safety and health applications. Safety and health of workers are important for industrial workplace; therefore, an IoT network system which can monitor both environmental and physiological can greatly improve the safety in the workplace. The proposed network system incorporates multiple wearable sensors to monitor environmental and physiological parameters. The wearable sensors on different subjects can communicate with each other and transmit the data to a gateway via a LoRa network which forms a heterogeneous IoT platform with Bluetooth-based medical signal sensing network. Once harmful environments are detected and, the sensor node will provide an effective notification and warning mechanism for the users. A smart IoT gateway is implemented to provide data processing, local web server and cloud connection. After the gateway receives the data from wearable sensors, it will forward the data to an IoT cloud for further data storage, processing and visualization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things, Conference Proceedings
EditorsSoumya Kanti Datta, Schahram Dustdar, Elfred Lewis
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538649800
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventGlobe-IoT 2019: Towards Global Interoperability among IoT Systems - Limerick, Ireland
Duration: 15 Apr 201915 Apr 2019
Conference number: 4th


ConferenceGlobe-IoT 2019
Abbreviated titleGlobe-IoT 2019
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  • BAN
  • Connected health
  • LoRa
  • Safety
  • Wearable sensors

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