Project Overview

WSN4QoL (Wireless Sensor Networks for Quality of Life) aims at bringing together experts, from industry and academia, with the long-term goal of designing and developing a more efficient pervasive healthcare system in the interest of the society. WSN4QoL wishes to achieve this objective by enhancing and promoting the industry academia cooperation, as well as by creating a long-term cooperation program among industrial and academic partners in the area of advanced Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) technologies for pervasive healthcare applications. WSN4QoL aims at providing new cooperative protocols, Network Coding (NC) for multi-hop/cooperative diversity, and distributed localization algorithms are developed to meet the specific requirements of WSNs-enabled healthcare applications, and to overcome the limitations of existing services and products. The proposed solutions are developed by taking into account the specific requirements of pervasive healthcare e.g. energy-efficiency, low-latency, data reliability, context-awareness, and security. Furthermore, WSN4QoL aims at providing a proof-of-concept of the proposed solutions through the realization of experiments with real healthcare devices. WSN4QoL achieves these objectives via the fruitful collaboration of three partners, one from academia, i.e., UPC, one SME, i.e., VIDAVO, and a Spin-Off of the University of L’Aquila(Italy), i.e., WEST. As a whole, the partners have consolidated and complementary expertise in the analysis, design, and experimentation of WSNs and their application to pervasive healthcare.