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Body Area Networks: A Survey

Body Area Networks: A Survey,10.1007/s11036-010-0260-8,Mobile Networks and Applications,Min Chen,Sergio González-Valenzuela,Athanasios Vasilakos,Huaso

Body Area Networks: A Survey   (Citations: 19)
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Advances in wireless communication tech- nologies, such as wearable and implantable biosensors, along with recent developments in the embedded com- puting area are enabling the design, development, and implementation of body area networks. This class of networks is paving the way for the deployment of inno- vative healthcare monitoring applications. In the past few years, much of the research in the area of body area networks has focused on issues related to wireless sen- sor designs, sensor miniaturization, low-power sensor circuitry, signal processing, and communications proto- cols. In this paper, we present an overview of body area networks, and a discussion of BAN communications types and their related issues. We provide a detailed investigation of sensor devices, physical layer, data link layer, and radio technology aspects of BAN research. We also present a taxonomy of BAN projects that have been introduced/proposed to date. Finally, we highlight some of the design challenges and open issues that still need to be addressed to make BANs truly ubiquitous for a wide range of applications.
Journal: Mobile Networks and Applications - MONET , vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 171-193, 2011
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    • ...As a subcategory of the more general wireless sensor networks (WSNs), WBASNs facilitate the collection of vital signs in people with a health condition, and their subsequent transmissions to on/off-site locations for continuous monitoring [1]–[3]...

    Sergio González-Valenzuelaet al. Mobility Support for Health Monitoring at Home Using Wearable Sensors

    • ...ECENTLY, there has been increasing interest on a new type of network architecture, generally known as wireless body sensor network (WBSN) for human health, due to the enormous advances in design of light-weight, lowpower, and intelligent wearable sensors [1]...
    • ...Indeed, there are three essential differences [1], [2] between hybrid flow scheduling over WBSN and traditional wireless sensor network (WSN): 1) Constrained communication channel...
    • ...Remark 1 Assumption 1 is a traditional assumption: 1) this model is widely used in the estimation of packet loss rate in the context of wireless networks for analysis convenience [3], [4]; 2) [1], [3] have provided a series of distributed algorithms to implement Cx and Cδ on wireless ad-hoc networks, and they can be easily extended...
    • ...Lemma 4 For any given W ≥ 1, and � ∈ [0, 1] ,l et...
    • ...First, we show that ΩW,� is an extension of ΩW by introducing a factor �. In this case, it is necessary to show that when � ∈ [0, 1], the bound of ΩW,� is the same with ΩW . Then, we observe and analyze the conditions of an extremum...
    • ...For any given W ≥ 1, and � ∈ [0, 1], one can achieve...

    Liang Zhouet al. Media-Aware Distributed Scheduling over Wireless Body Sensor Networks

    • ...One of the applications of network coding is to wireless body area networks (WBANs) [3], which could offer valuable support to monitoring a person’s physiological data...

    Eimear Byrneet al. A Graph Theoretical Approach for Network Coding in Wireless Body Area ...

    • ...Ensuring patient safety in the real world should represent a major MBAN research area, which may not even be listed in reviews of suggested future MBAN research areas [14]...

    Allen R. Huanget al. A literature review of the safety of medical body area network devices...

    • ...We referthe interested readerto more comprehensive surveys [21, 22, 23]...

    Paul Honeineet al. Wireless sensor networks in biomedical: Body area networks

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