Modeling of human movement monitoring using Bluetooth Low Energy technology

Abstract

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is a wireless communication technology which can be used to monitor human movements. In this monitoring system, a BLE signal scanner scans signal strength of BLE tags carried by people, to thus infer human movement patterns within its monitoring zone. However to the extent of our knowledge one main aspect of this monitoring system which has not yet been thoroughly investigated in literature is how to build a sound theoretical model, based on tunable BLE communication parameters such as scanning time interval and advertising time interval, to enable the study and design of effective and efficient movement monitoring systems. In this paper, we proposed and developed a statistical model based on Monte-Carlo simulation, which can be utilized to assess impacts of BLE technology parameters in terms of latency and efficiency, on a movement monitoring system, and can thus benefit a more efficient system design.

DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2015.7319530

Cite this paper

@article{Mokhtari2015ModelingOH, title={Modeling of human movement monitoring using Bluetooth Low Energy technology}, author={Ghassem Mokhtari and Qing Zhang and Mohanraj Karunanithi}, journal={Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference}, year={2015}, volume={2015}, pages={5066-9} }