An adaptive routing protocol for health monitoring with a sensor network and mobile robot

Su Hen Yang*, Kai-Tai Song

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Abstract

In this paper, we developed an adaptive route selection algorithm for a Mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET). This algorithm has been realized and implemented for health monitoring applications with sensor nodes and a mobile robot. The health care devices include a body-pose estimation module, and a SpO2 and ECG sensor module. These sensor modules wore on individuals and the mobile robot itself form a mobile sensor network. Conventional Ad-hoc On-demand Distance Vector (AODV) looks for a route which has the smallest hop count, but the route with the smallest hop count might not be the best route. In this paper we propose a novel routing protocol that features to combine signal strength and battery level into account, and uses fuzzy inference to search for a route with stable RF signals. Simulation results show that the packet delivery ratio increases from 81% to 90%. In practical experiment on a Zigbee MANET, the packet delivery ratio improves from 66% to 94%. The proposed MANET has also been experimented in practical health care application by integrating a pose estimation module, a SpO2 sensor and a mobile robot.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IECON 2010, 36th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Pages2187-2192
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event36th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2010 - Glendale, AZ, United States
Duration: 7 Nov 201010 Nov 2010

Publication series

NameIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)

Conference

Conference36th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2010
CountryUnited States
CityGlendale, AZ
Period7/11/1010/11/10

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    Yang, S. H., & Song, K-T. (2010). An adaptive routing protocol for health monitoring with a sensor network and mobile robot. In Proceedings - IECON 2010, 36th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (pp. 2187-2192). [5675060] (IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)). https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2010.5675060