Wellness Sensor Networks: A Proposal and Implementation for Smart Home for Assisted Living

Hemant Ghayvat, Jie Liu, Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay, Xiang Gui

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In recent times, wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have become the backbone of many systems. Smart homes based on WSN protocols are used to provide an assisted living environment to humans. The currently reported smart home systems based on generalized WSN protocols suffer from complexity, large data handling, and data transmission delay. This paper has reported a new protocol especially developed to address smart homes for assisted living. The whole purpose of a smart home is to provide a safe environment for the well-being of its inhabitants. Ergo, the protocol is named as wellness sensor networks. The developed protocol has been used in an old home built in 1938, which was converted into a smart home with the use of sensing technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7086358
Pages (from-to)7341-7348
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Sensors Journal
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • ambient
  • assisted living
  • event and priority
  • intelligent sampling
  • smart home monitoring
  • the packet encapsulation
  • Wellness
  • Wellness Protocol
  • WSN


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