Re-Programmable Wireless Sensor Networks in the Service of a National Health System, The Sentient Future Competition 2006

 
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Georgoulas, Dimitrios (2005) Re-Programmable Wireless Sensor Networks in the Service of a National Health System, The Sentient Future Competition 2006. Discussion Paper. , Birmingham, UK.

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Abstract

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have been identified as a promising technology that will allow people and machines to interact with their environment in a revolutionary way. Cooperating objects is recognized as a key parameter in the future development of applications deployed in these networks. Currently, WSNs are facing limitations such as energy constraints of the sensor and difficulties in reprogramming the actual network. Based upon our current research that address these limitations we propose a future novel application for a National Health System. Namely MotesCare, based on our In-Motes middleware, can be considered as a powerful application that will help patients and doctors in the near future. Mobile agents acting as cooperating objects are injected into the network, then migrate and clone across it, following specific rules and performing application specific tasks. By doing so, each mote is given a certain degree of perception, cognition and control, forming the basis of its intelligence. Linda-like tuplespaces and federated system architecture are proposed as the means for collaboration and coordination of the agents. In order to make the network more robust, certain behavioural rules are proposed taking inspiration from a community of bacterial strains. These preserve each agent’s certain degree of autonomy and identifies a highly coordinated architecture for them.

Deposited by Mr Dimitrios Georgoulas on 04 April 2006

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