Distributed Full Synchronized System for Global Health Monitoring Based on FLSA

Giuseppe Coviello, Antonello Florio, Gianfranco Avitabile, Claudio Talarico, Janet M. Wang-Roveda

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In modern medicine, smart wireless connected devices are gaining an increasingly important role in aiding doctors' job of monitoring patients. More and more complex systems, with a high density of sensors capable of monitoring many biological signals, are arising. Merging the data offers a great opportunity for increasing the reliability of diagnosis. However, a huge problem is constituted by synchronization. Multi-board wireless-connected monitoring systems are a typical example of distributed systems and synchronization has always been a challenging issue. In this paper, we present a distributed full synchronized system for monitoring patients' health capable of heartbeat rate, oxygen saturation, gait and posture analysis, and muscle activity measurements. The time synchronization is guaranteed thanks to the Fractional Low-power Synchronization Algorithm (FLSA).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)600-608
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE transactions on biomedical circuits and systems
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2022


  • Clock synchronization
  • internet of medical things
  • time dissemination
  • time measurement
  • wireless body area network
  • wireless sensor networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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