A comparison and evaluation of different BLE connection methods for wearable devices

Yu Yen Ting, Fuchun Lin

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Abstract

Internet of Thing (IoT) is growing rapidly with more devices connected to the Internet. One emerging group of these is called wearable devices. The wireless technologies used by wearable devices need to consider the long lasting of battery life. Consequently, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) has emerged as the wireless technologies for wearable devices due to its features of low power consumption. In this research we focus on enabling technologies that will facilitate seamless communications between the wearable devices and the oneM2M platform based on BLE. We evaluate three different designs: (1) IPE (Inter-working Proxy Application Entity), (2) RESTful BLE and (3) 6LoWPAN over BLE. Our research compares and evaluates the main features and behaviors of these three designs and investigates key performance indicators of each such as power consumption, system performance, transmission efficiency and design complexity. With our research we are able to determine which specific design is most suitable for wearable devices under different system design requirements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking, CSCN 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages240-245
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538630709
DOIs
StatePublished - 27 Oct 2017
Event2017 IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking, CSCN 2017 - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 18 Sep 201720 Sep 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking, CSCN 2017

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking, CSCN 2017
CountryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period18/09/1720/09/17

Keywords

  • BLE
  • CoAP/6LoWPAN
  • IPE
  • Restful
  • Wearable device
  • oneM2M

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    Ting, Y. Y., & Lin, F. (2017). A comparison and evaluation of different BLE connection methods for wearable devices. In 2017 IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking, CSCN 2017 (pp. 240-245). [8088628] (2017 IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking, CSCN 2017). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CSCN.2017.8088628