Hybrid Governor for Wearable OS Using H/W Low-power Features

하드웨어 저전력 기능을 활용한 웨어러블 운영체제의 하이브리드 가버너

  • Received : 2018.01.11
  • Accepted : 2018.06.04
  • Published : 2018.06.30


Wearable devices have become widespread. Fitness band is one of common wearable devices, providing useful functions. It helps users to monitor and collect their status such as heart rate and travel distance. Wearable devices, including fitness bands, are designed in small size and it ends up having small battery capacity. In that regard, it is necessary to expand the lifetime of wearable devices. Conventional power management scheme of wearable devices is based on DVFS Ondemand Governor and peripheral control by timeout event, such as turning off the LCD. In this paper, we propose a hybrid governor applying hardware supporting low power mode such as sleep mode to exploit the periodicity of fitness band task. In addition, we show hybrid governor outperforms in power consumption than conventional power management scheme of wearable devices based on Ondemand Governor through experiments.


Power management governor;Wearable device;Wearable OS;Low power


Supported by : 충남대학교


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