John Farserotu, CSEM

Dr. John Farserotu received the BSEE degree from the University of Maryland (1983), the MSEE from George Washington University (1985) and Doctorate from the Delft University of Technology (1998). He is the Head of the Wireless Program in the Integrated and Wireless Systems Division at CSEM. He has been the Coordinator and / or project manager of various EU projects. He is also the Research Coordinator of the Hermes Partnership, author / co-author of over 100 publications in international journals and conference proceedings, co-author of a book on Mobile Satellite over internet Protocol (IP)/Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) Networks, teaching a course on the subject at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) from 2001-2019.

Smart Wireless Body Area Networks in 6G

The IoT is rapidly growing. 5G is emerging and 6G is on the horizon. More and more, our personal devices, even highly miniature sensor devices, are being endowed with powerful edge processing and computing capabilities. This includes wireless body area networks and related devices. In this presentation we examine the status of WBAN today and present a view to the future of smart body area networks (SmartBAN) and the IoT in 6G. We take a holistic view, considering smart body area networks from a system perspective and taking into account wearables, nearables and “virtuals”. The presentation starts with an overview of the-of the-art in wireless body are a networks. The status of developments and current plans in ETSI TC SmartBAN are presented. The potential evolution of smart body area networks in the future IoT and 6G from higher frequencies to AI / ML enabled security, privacy and trust. 

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Update in the evening of 12 March 2020:

2nd 6G Wireless Summit 2020 will be organised as a VIRTUAL EVENT due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation.


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