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Start date: 1. August 2011
End date: 31. October 2014
Funding source: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Infrastruktur, Verkehr und Technologie (StMWIVT) (bis 09/2013)


Body Sensor Networks are getting more and more important in sports and health. Currently, various isolated applications exist that use body sensors to assist athletes and monitor elderly people. Systems like the adidas miCoach and Nike+ prove the potential of information and communication engineering technology for manufacturers of sports equipment. The perfect product for a leading position in this market would be a central, flexible and generic wearable computing platform instead of isolated applications. To facilitate such a solution, sensors integration in clothing and sports equipment and data analysis capabilities have to be substantially advanced. Additionally, to succeed on the market, new communication and sensor technologies as well as innovative applications have to be developed.

The goal of the project is to bundle and enhance the expertise of the project partners in the described field to develop innovative products. The existing miCoach platform will be the basis for a comprehensive communication and application platform for body sensor network data called "miLife". This platform will provide flexible sensor connection, data analysis and social networking capabilities for applications in team sports, exercise motivation and health monitoring.