Event Date/Time: Apr 01, 2009
End Date/Time: Apr 03, 2009
Networks of sensing, computing, and communication devices are increasingly being deployed as wearable, and even implantable, systems to form Body Area Networks (BodyNets). BodyNets allow for unidirectional (monitoring) and even bidirectional (effecting) interactions with subjects. BodyNets are now appearing in diverse applications, including physiological monitoring for diagnosing, treating, tracking, and studying diseases and disorders; biokinetic monitoring for improving physical medicine and rehabilitation; human-computer interactions; and education and entertainment through interactive games. This conference will explore and explain the scope and challenges of designing, building, and deploying BodyNets. This will also include sessions devoted to presenting applications that are creating new business opportunities as well as compelling research challenges. In this regard, the BodyNets conference, now in its fourth year, aims to establish a forum for convening research professionals from diverse fields, including computer science and electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, medicine, and other disciplines in both academia and industry to address the technical, social, and application opportunities being driven by BodyNets.