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People worldwide are getting older and this fact has pushed the need for designing new, more pervasive, and possibly cost effective healthcare systems. In this field, distributed and networked embedded systems, such as wireless sensor networks (WSNs), are the most appealing technology to achieve continuous monitoring of aged people for their own safety,(More)
In this paper, routing metrics for low power and lossy networks are designed and evaluated. The cross-layer interactions between routing and medium access control (MAC) are explored, by considering the specifications of IETF RPL over the IEEE 802.15.4 MAC. In particular, the experimental study of a reliability metric that extends the expected transmission(More)
—Medium access control (MAC) and routing protocols are fundamental blocks in the design of low power and lossy networks (LLNs). As new networking standards are being proposed and different existing research solutions patched, evaluating the performance of the network becomes challenging. Specific solutions that can be individually efficient, when stacked(More)
—In this letter, we study the performance of Network Coding (NC)-aided cooperative communications in large scale networks, where the relays are able to harvest energy emitted by wireless transmissions. In particular, we derive theoretical expressions for key network performance metrics, i.e., the probability of successful data exchange and the network(More)
Life expectancy is projected to increase significantly in the coming years. This fact has pushed the need for designing new and more pervasive healthcare systems. In this field, distributed and networked embedded systems, such as Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), are the most suitable technology to achieve continuous monitoring of aged people for their own(More)
—As large-scale dense and often randomly deployed wireless sensor networks (WSNs) become widespread, local information exchange between co-located sets of nodes may play a significant role in handling the excessive traffic volume. Moreover, to account for the limited lifespan of the wireless devices, harvesting the energy of the network transmissions(More)
—As the number of nodes in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) increases, new challenges have to be faced in order to maintain their performance. A fundamental requirement of several applications is the correct transmission of the measurements to their final destinations. Thus, it is crucial to guarantee a high probability of connectivity, which characterizes(More)
In smart homes, it is essential to reliably detect events including water leakages. A control action, such as shutting the water pipes, relies on reliable event detection. In this demo, a wireless sensor network for detection and localization of events in smart homes is presented. The demo is based on novel distributed detection-estimation and localization(More)
—Random dense deployment of heterogeneous networks (HetNets), consisting of macro base stations (BS) and small cells (SC), can provide higher quality of service (QoS) while increasing the energy efficiency of the cellular network. In addition, it is possible to achieve lower deployment cost and, therefore, maximize the benefits for the network providers. In(More)
Wireless medium access control (MAC) and routing protocols are fundamental building blocks of the Internet of Things (IoT). As new IoT networking standards are being proposed and different existing solutions patched, evaluating the end-to-end performance of the network becomes challenging. Specific solutions designed to be beneficial, when stacked may have(More)