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ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS) - Special Section on Wireless Health Systems, On-Chip and Off-Chip Network Architectures, Volume 12 Issue 4, June 2013

Section: 1 - Special Section on Wireless Health Systems

Introduction to the special section on wireless health systems
Roozbeh Jafari, John Lach, Majid Sarrafzadeh, William Kaiser
Article No.: 98
DOI: 10.1145/2485984.2485986

Trapezius muscle EMG as predictor of mental stress
Jacqueline Wijsman, Bernard Grundlehner, Julien Penders, Hermie Hermens
Article No.: 99
DOI: 10.1145/2485984.2485987

Stress is a growing problem in society and can cause musculoskeletal complaints. It would be useful to measure stress for prevention of stress-related health problems. An experiment is described in which EMG signals of the upper trapezius muscle...

Experiences with context management in emergency medicine
Rita H. Wouhaybi, Mark D. Yarvis, Sangita Sharma, Philip Muse, Chieh-Yih Wan, Sai Prasad, Lenitra Durham, Ritu Sahni, Robert Norton, Merlin Curry, Holly Jimison, Richard Harper, Robert A. Lowe
Article No.: 100
DOI: 10.1145/2485984.2485988

In emergency medicine, patient care is intense and stressful, often requiring paramedics to consult with remote physicians to convey the patient's condition. We present a framework for context-management in telemedicine developed in collaboration...

Latent space segmentation for mobile gait analysis
Aris Valtazanos, D. K. Arvind, Subramanian Ramamoorthy
Article No.: 101
DOI: 10.1145/2485984.2485989

An unsupervised learning algorithm is presented for segmentation and evaluation of motion data from the on-body Orient wireless motion capture system for mobile gait analysis. The algorithm is model-free and operates on the latent...

Miniaturized wireless ECG monitor for real-time detection of epileptic seizures
Fabien Massé, Martien Van Bussel, Aline Serteyn, Johan Arends, Julien Penders
Article No.: 102
DOI: 10.1145/2485984.2485990

Recent advances in miniaturization of ultra-low power components allow for more intelligent wearable health monitors. The development and evaluation of a wireless wearable electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor to detect epileptic seizures from changes...

Wireless noncontact ECG and EEG biopotential sensors
Yu M. Chi, Patrick Ng, Gert Cauwenberghs
Article No.: 103
DOI: 10.1145/2485984.2485991

Wearable, unobtrusive and patient friendly physiological sensors will be a key driving force in the wireless health revolution. Cardiac (ECG) and brain (EEG) signals are two important signal modalities indicative of healthy and diseased states of...

Section: 1 - Special Section on Wireless Health Systems

Introduction to the special section on on-chip and off-chip network architectures
José Flich Cardo, Maurizio Palesi
Article No.: 104
DOI: 10.1145/2485984.2485992

Addressing network-on-chip router transient errors with inherent information redundancy
Qiaoyan Yu, Meilin Zhang, Paul Ampadu
Article No.: 105
DOI: 10.1145/2485984.2485993

We exploit the inherent information redundancy in the control path of Network-on-Chip (NoC) routers to manage transient errors, preventing packet loss and misrouting. Outputs of the routing arbitration units in NoC routers can be used to determine...

A complete self-testing and self-configuring NoC infrastructure for cost-effective MPSoCs
Alberto Ghiribaldi, Daniele Ludovici, Francisco Triviño, Alessandro Strano, José Flich, José LUIS Sánchez, Francisco Alfaro, Michele Favalli, Davide Bertozzi
Article No.: 106
DOI: 10.1145/2485984.2485994

Networks-on-chip need to survive to manufacturing faults in order to sustain yield. An effective testing and configuration strategy however implies two opposite requirements. One one hand, a fast and scalable built-in self-testing and...

An efficient, low-cost routing framework for convex mesh partitions to support virtualization
Frank Olaf Sem-Jacobsen, Samuel Rodrigo, Tor Skeie, Alessandro Strano, Davide Bertozzi
Article No.: 107
DOI: 10.1145/2485984.2485995

At the core of an efficient chip multiprocessors (CMP) is support for unicast and multicast routing, low implementation costs, and the ability to isolate concurrent applications with maximum utilization of the CMP. We present an efficient...

Designing best effort networks-on-chip to meet hard latency constraints
Ciprian Seiculescu, Dara Rahmati, Srinivasan Murali, Hamid Sarbazi-Azad, Luca Benini, Giovanni De Micheli
Article No.: 108
DOI: 10.1145/2485984.2485996

Many classes of applications require Quality of Service (QoS) guarantees from the system interconnect. In Networks-on-Chip (NoC) QoS guarantees usually translate into bandwidth and latency constraints for the traffic flows and...

Gana: A novel low-cost conflict-free NoC architecture
Eitan Zahavi, Israel Cidon, Avinoam Kolodny
Article No.: 109
DOI: 10.1145/2485984.2485997

Similar to off-chip networks, current NoC architectures are based on the store and forward of uncoordinated end-to-end packet transmissions through autonomous buffered routers. However, the monolithic nature and the small physical dimensions of on...

A network congestion-aware memory subsystem for manycore
Dongki Kim, Sungjoo Yoo, Sunggu Lee
Article No.: 110
DOI: 10.1145/2485984.2485998

The network-on-chip (NoC) plays a crucial role in memory performance due to the fact that it can handle the majority of traffics from/to the DRAM memory controllers. However, there has been little work on the interplay between the NoC and memory...

Enabling power efficiency through dynamic rerouting on-chip
Frank Olaf Sem-Jacobsen, Samuel Rodrigo, Alessandro Strano, Tor Skeie, Davide Bertozzi, Francisco Gilabert
Article No.: 111
DOI: 10.1145/2485984.2485999

Networks-on-chip (NoCs) are key components in many-core chip designs. Dynamic power-awareness is a new challenge present in NoCs that must be efficiently handled by the routing functionality as it introduces irregularities in the commonly used 2-D...

Abstracts: Online Supplements Volume 12, Number 1s Volume 12, Number 2s

Article No.: 112
DOI: 10.1145/2485984.2499550