Rubén Braojos

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Latest embedded bio-signal analysis applications, targeting low-power Wireless Body Sensor Nodes (WBSNs), present conflicting requirements. On one hand, bio-signal analysis applications are continuously increasing their demand for high computing capabilities. On the other hand, long-term signal processing in WBSNs must be provided within their highly(More)
Smart Wireless Body Sensor Nodes (WBSNs) are a novel class of unobtrusive, battery-powered devices allowing the continuous monitoring and real-time interpretation of a subject's bio-signals. One of its most relevant applications is the acquisition and analysis of Electrocardiograms (ECGs). These low-power WBSN designs, while able to perform advanced signal(More)
Smart Wireless Body Sensor Nodes (WBSNs) are a novel class of unobtrusive, battery-powered devices allowing the continuous monitoring and real-time interpretation of a subject's bio-signals, such as the electrocardiogram (ECG). These low-power platforms, while able to perform advanced signal processing to extract information on heart conditions, are usually(More)
Embedded biosignal analysis involves a considerable amount of parallel computations, which can be exploited by employing low-voltage and ultra-low-power (ULP) parallel computing architectures. By allowing data and instruction broadcasting, single instruction multiple data (SIMD) processing paradigm enables considerable power savings and application speedup,(More)
Wireless sensor nodes (WSNs) have recently evolved to include a fair amount of computational power, so that advanced signal processing algorithms can now be embedded even in these extremely low-power platforms. An increasingly successful field of application of WSNs is tele-healthcare, which enables continuous monitoring of subjects, even outside a medical(More)
This paper presents the system-level architecture of novel ultra-low power wireless body sensor nodes (WBSNs) for real-time cardiac monitoring and analysis, and discusses the main design challenges of this new generation of medical devices. In particular, it highlights first the unsustainable energy cost incurred by the straightforward wireless streaming of(More)
We present a methodology for identifying patients who have experienced Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation (PAF) among a given subject population. Our work is intended as an initial step towards the design of an unobtrusive portable system for concurrent detection and monitoring of chronic cardiac conditions.The methodology comprises two stages: off-line(More)
Activity recognition has been a research field of high interest over the last years, and it finds application in the medical domain, as well as personal healthcare monitoring during daily home- and sports-activities. With the aim of producing minimum discomfort while performing supervision of subjects, miniaturized networks of low-power wireless nodes are(More)
Wireless body sensor nodes (WBSNs) are miniaturized devices that are able to acquire, process and transmit bio-signals (such as electrocardiograms, respiration or human-body kinetics). WBSNs face major design challenges due to extremely limited power budgets and very small form factors. We demonstrate, for the first time in the literature, the use of(More)
This paper introduces a novel computing architecture devoted to the ultra-low power analysis of multiple biosignals. Its structure comprises several processors interfaced with a shared acceleration resource, implemented as a Coarse Grained Reconfigurable Array (CGRA). The CGRA supports the efficient execution of the computationally intensive kernels present(More)