B-Pack: a Bluetooth-based wearable sensing device for nursing activity recognition

@article{Ohmura2006BPackAB,
  title={B-Pack: a Bluetooth-based wearable sensing device for nursing activity recognition},
  author={Ren Ohmura and Futoshi Naya and Haruo Noma and Kiyoshi Kogure},
  journal={2006 1st International Symposium on Wireless Pervasive Computing},
  year={2006},
  pages={6 pp.-6}
}
This paper presents a wearable sensing device called "B-Pack", which is designed to capture nursing activities in real hospitals. To provide usability and flexibility, B-Pack features wireless connectivity using Bluetooth and a rechargeable battery with on-board charging circuitry. Furthermore, to acquire synchronized data on distributed parts of wearer's body, B-Pack features a time synchronization protocol. Through experiments and interviews, we confirmed that the data from each body part was… CONTINUE READING
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