BSN 2014


The conference sessions of BSN 2014 will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 17 and 18, 2013. The workshops and additional sessions will take place on Monday, June 16 and Thursday, June 19.

Monday, June 16, 2014

On Monday, June 16, 2014, the first part of the workshops will talk place. More detailed information can be found on the corresponding website.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The main conference starts on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 in the main building of ETH Zurich, followed by the social event in the evening.

Time Location Session
08:00 - 09:00 FOY E Registration
09:00 - 10:00 HG E3 Conference opening & Keynote by Julien Penders
10:00 - 10:30 FOY E Coffee break
10:30 - 10:50 HG E3 Poster madness
11:00 - 12:10 HG E3 Talks: BSN technology
12:10 - 14:00 FOY D/E Poster session
Lunch break
14:00 - 15:30 HG E3 Talks: Biosignal processing
15:30 - 16:00 FOY E Coffee break
16:00 - 17:00 HG E3 Talks: Pattern recognition
17:30 - late Social event

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The second and final day of the main conference is Wednesday, June 18, 2014 in the main building of ETH Zurich.

Time Location Session
08:00 - 09:00 FOY E Registration
09:00 - 10:30 HG E3 Talks: Biosensing
10:30 - 11:00 FOY E Coffee break
11:00 - 12:10 HG E3 Talks: Mobile health monitoring
12:10 - 14:30 FOY D/E Poster session and doctoral colloquium
Lunch break
14:30 - 16:00 HG E3 Talks: Sports and motion assessment
16:00 - 16:30 FOY E Coffee break
16:30 - 17:00 HG E3 Awards & Closing of conference

Thursday, June 19, 2014

On Thursday, June 19, 2014, the second part of the workshops will talk place. More detailed information can be found on the corresponding website.


Tuesday, 17.06.2014

11:00 - 12:10: BSN technology (HG E3)

Session chair: Guang-Zhong Yang, Imperial College London

A Piezoelectric Pulse Generator and FM Transmission Circuit for Self-Powered BSN Nodes 
Hao Jiang*, Michail Kiziroglou, David Yates, Eric Yeatman
Imperial College London

Experimental Validation of a Piezoelectric Frequency Up-Converting Rotational Harvester 
Pit Pillatsch*, Eric Yeatman, Andrew Holmes
Imperial College London

Investigation of TOA-based Ranging Accuracy of a Miniature Ultra-Wideband Antenna for Human Motion Capture Applications 
Manmohan Sharma*, Clive Parini, Akram Alomainy
Queen Mary University of London

14:00 - 15:30: Biosignal processing (HG E3)

Session chair: Steffen Leonhardt, RWTH Aachen

Subcutaneous Glucose Concentration as a Predictor Variable for Energy Expenditure during Resistance Exercise in Humans 
Andrei Gribok*, Mark Buller, Wesley Hines, Bill Rumpler, Reed Hoyt
University of Tennessee, USARIEM, US Department of Agriculture

JSM-2 Based Joint ECG Compression Exploiting Temporal and Structural Dependency 
Jinguo Luo, Bin Liu*, Chang Wen Chen
University of Science & Technology of China, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Prediction of arm end-point force using multi-channel MMG 
Salvatore Fara, Constantinos Gavriel, Chandra Sen Vikram, Aldo Faisal*
Imperial College London

Determining the Single Best Axis for Exercise Repetition Recognition and Counting on SmartWatches 
Bobak Mortazavi*, Mohammad Pourhomayoun, Gabe Alsheikh, Nabil Alshurafa, Sunghoon Lee, Majid Sarrafzadeh
University of California at Los Angeles

16:00 - 17:00: Pattern recognition (HG E3)

Session chair: Lars Büthe, ETH Zürich

Transfer Learning in Body Sensory Networks using Ensembles of Randomised Trees 
Pierluigi Casale*, Marco Altini, Oliver Amft
TU Eindhoven, Holst Center/IMEC, University of Passau

The Use of BSN for Whole Body Motion Training for a Humanoid Robot 
Krittameth Teachasrisaksakul*, Zhiqiang Zhang, Guang-Zhong Yang
Imperial College London

Wearable Localization by Particle Filter with the Assistance of Inertial and Visual Sensors 
Sz-pin Huang, Jun-Wei Qiu*, Chi-chung Lo, Yu-Chee Tseng
National Chiao Tung University

Wednesday, 18.06.2014

09:00 - 10:30: Biosensing (HG E3)

Session chair: Eric Yeatman, Imperial College London

A bendable and wearable cardiorespiratory monitoring device fusing two noncontact sensor principles 
Daniel Teichmann*, Dennis De Matteis, Marian Walter, Steffen Leonhardt
RWTH Aachen University

Wearable Tissue Oxygenation Monitoring Sensor and a Forearm Vascular Phantom Design for Data Validation 
Ching-Mei Chen*, Richard Kwasnicki, Benny Lo, Guang-Zhong Yang
Imperial College London

A comparison of day-long recording stability and muscle force prediction between BSN-based mechanomyography and electromyography 
Constantinos Gavriel, Aldo Faisal*
Imperial College London

A Wearable Nutrition Monitoring System 
Haik Kalantarian*, Nabil Alshurafa, Majid Sarrafzadeh
University of California at Los Angeles

11:00 - 12:10: Mobile health monitoring (HG E3)

Session chair: Pierluigi Casale, Holst Centre

A novel Body Sensor Network for Parkinson's disease patients rehabilitation assessment 
Michele Caldara*, Daniele Comotti, Michael Galizzi, Patrick Locatelli, Valerio Re, Dario Alimonti, Marco Poloni, Cristina Rizzetti
University of Bergamo, Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital

Mobile Health: Design of Flexible and Stretchable Electrophysiological Sensors for Wearable, Implatable and Ingestible Systems 
Ningqi Luo*, Billy Leung, Jun Ding, Becky Wong, Junling Xu, Carmen Poon, Ni Zhao
Chinese University of Hong Kong

Anti-Cheating: Detecting Self-Inflicted and Impersonator Cheaters for Remote Health Monitoring Systems with Wearable Sensors 
Nabil Alshurafa*, Mohammad Pourhomayoun, Suneil Nyamathi, Bobak Mortazavi, Majid Sarrafzadeh, Jo-Ann Eastwood, Lily Bao
University of California at Los Angeles

14:30 - 16:00: Sports and motion assessment (HG E3)

Session chair: Franz Gravenhorst, ETH Zürich

Automatic Activity Classification and Movement Assessment During a Sports Training Session Using Wearable Inertial Sensors 
Amin Ahmadi*, Edmond Mitchell, Francois Destelle, Marc Gowing, Noel O'Connor, Chris Richter, Kieran Moran
Dublin City University

Real-time ECG and EMG Analysis for Biking using Android-based Mobile Devices 
Robert Richer*, Peter Blank, Dominik Schuldhaus, Bjoern Eskofier
University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

Motion Based Acceleration Correction for Improved Sensor Orientation Estimates 
Terrell Bennett*, Nicholas Gans, Roozbeh Jafari
University of Texas at Dallas

Linking UPDRS Scores and Kinematic Variables in the Leg Agility Task of Parkinsonians 
Matteo Giuberti*, Gianluigi Ferrari, Laura Contin, Veronica Cimolin, Corrado Azzaro, Giovanni Albani, Alessandro Mauro
University of Parma

Keynote speach

Short bio

Julien Penders is Program Manager at the Holst Centre / IMEC, where he leads the activities on Body Area Networks. He is responsible for the development of integrated wearable and mobile health monitoring systems, development of biomedical data analysis algorithms, and the evaluation of integrated prototypes in field studies. He has led wearable health projects for market leaders in both the medical and consumer spaces. He has (co-) authored over 50 papers in the field of body area networks and autonomous wireless sensor networks, is the author of two book chapters on the topic, and has been a keynote and invited speaker at multiple public events and conferences. He is general co-chair for the Wireless Health conference, serves on the IEEE Technical Committee on Biomedical Health Informatics, and is associate editor for the IEEE EMBS conference. He sits on the Program Committees for several international conferences. Julien was a 2004/2005 fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation. He holds a M.Sc. degree in Systems Engineering from University of Liege, Belgium (2004), and a M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University, MA (2006).

Talk abstract

Recent public health successes and aging populations are placing new long-term demands on healthcare systems. People are now living for decades with one or more chronic condition. Chronic illness is predicted to become the leading cause of disability and the most expensive healthcare issue for all countries. Healthcare needs to change; towards personal, predictive, and preventive care. At the same time, increasing prosperity gives to most individuals a chance to look beyond taking care of primary needs, to discover that for quality of life a good health is a high priority. People are taking increasing responsibility for their own health. Medical and consumer spaces are converging.
It is happening. The last few years have seen the multiplication of consumer devices that give people the possibility to track their activity, calories spent, or sleep. Tech savvy consumers embrace these devices, though the relevance and accuracy of the information that is provided is still limited. Here stands the challenge of consumer health: bringing medical quality information in the hands of the consumers, with the simplicity and cost of an app. Technology breakthroughs in wireless sensing, ultra-low-power electronics and low-cost flexible systems are needed to raise the quality of health monitoring in every-day life environment, leading to more trustful and reliable information. Human centered design is key to successful product innovations, ensuring long-term adoption of wearable sensors by the mass. This in turn creates new opportunities in leveraging consumer generated data sets to derive better healthcare services for the individual and globally. Add a blend of data analytics and behavior science, and consumers will soon be driving the revolution in healthcare, towards disease prevention and a healthier lifestyle.

Social event

The BSN 2014 social event will take place on Tuesday, June 17th. At 5.30pm we will start with a guided walking tour through the historic city of Zurich. The tour ends at Bürkliplatz where we will embark our chartered boat to start a cruise on the Lake of Zurich. You will enjoy a marvelous view as well as a traditional Swiss aperitif. The boat will bring us to "Halbinsel Au", an atmospheric peninsula. After a short walk of 200 m we will arrive at the Restaurant "Landgasthof Halbinsel Au", where the dinner will be served.
At 11pm, there will be a transfer from the Restaurant to Zurich main station. From there, you can easily catch public transportation to your accommodation.

All costs for the social event (guided tour, boat trip, aperitif, dinner, transfer back to city) are already included in your conference registration fee.

Meeting points:

For the guided tour we meet at 5.30 pm (sharp) in room HG E3, this is where the conference talks are held. The guided tour will also take place in case of bad weather.

In case you do not wish to participate in the guided tour, you will have the possibility to meet at the "Bürkliplatz" where the boat trip starts. Our chartered boat will depart from there at 7pm.