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—Body sensor networks (BSN) are emerging cyber-physical systems that promise to improve quality of life through improved healthcare, augmented sensing and actuation for the disabled, independent living for the elderly, and reduced healthcare costs. However, the physical nature of BSNs introduces new challenges. The human body is a highly dynamic physical(More)
This paper presents a 116nW wake-up radio complete with crystal reference, interference compensation, and baseband processing, such that a selectable 31-bit code is required to toggle a wake-up signal. The front-end operates over a broad frequency range, tuned by an off-chip band-select filter and matching network, and is demonstrated in the 402-405MHz MICS(More)
Prothrombin is a plasma glycoprotein involved in blood coagulation and, as we have previously reported, prothrombin kringles inhibit BCE (bovine capillary endothelial) cell proliferation. To reveal the mechanism, we investigated the influence of rk-2 (recombinant human prothrombin kringle-2) on the BCE cell cycle progression and ROS (reactive oxygen(More)
A 1 trillion node internet of things (IoT) will require sensing platforms that support numerous applications using power harvesting to avoid the cost and scalability challenge of battery replacement in such large numbers. Previous SoCs achieve good integration and even energy harvesting [1][2][3], but they limit supported applications, need higher(More)
—This paper models the periodic characteristics of body sensor network (BSN) wireless channels measured using custom hardware in the 900-MHz and 2.4-GHz bands. The hardware logs received signal strength indication (RSSI) values of both bands simultaneously at a sample rate of 1.3 kS/s. Results from a measurement campaign of BSNs are shown and distilled to(More)
—In 1968, Volker Strassen, a young German mathematician , announced a clever algorithm to reduce the asymptotic complexity of n × n matrix multiplication from the order of n 3 to n 2.81. It soon became one of the most famous scientific discoveries in the 20th century and provoked numerous studies by other mathematicians to improve upon it. Although a number(More)
In this paper, we present a step recovery diode (SRD) based ultra-wideband (UWB) transmitter. No custom integrated circuits (ICs) are used, and all of the components are commercially available off-the-shelf products, targeting low-cost and fast turnaround. UWB pulses are generated using SRDs, and pulse position modulation (PPM) is implemented by a(More)