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A Review on Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) for Health Monitoring System: Implementation Protocols

Savita Sindhu, Shruti Vashisth, S.K. Chakarvarti. Published in Wireless.

Communications on Applied Electronics
Year of Publication: 2016
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors: Savita Sindhu, Shruti Vashisth, S.K. Chakarvarti
10.5120/cae2016652130

Savita Sindhu, Shruti Vashisth and S K Chakarvarti. Article: A Review on Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) for Health Monitoring System: Implementation Protocols. Communications on Applied Electronics 4(7):16-20, March 2016. Published by Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA. BibTeX

@article{key:article,
	author = {Savita Sindhu and Shruti Vashisth and S.K. Chakarvarti},
	title = {Article: A Review on Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) for Health Monitoring System: Implementation Protocols},
	journal = {Communications on Applied Electronics},
	year = {2016},
	volume = {4},
	number = {7},
	pages = {16-20},
	month = {March},
	note = {Published by Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA}
}

Abstract

As in the present era use of wireless networks is increasing day by day and the electrical devices are getting smaller; both factors expand the research area of Wireless Body Area Networks(WBAN).The devices used in WBAN can record various physiological parameters like the body temperature, the BP or to take ECG, EEG, etc. With the use of WBAN, a patient experiences a greater physical mobility. The patients need not stay longer in the hospital as WBANs are placed on the human body and often transport private data; Security is considered as an important issue. It will in turn increase the quality of patient care and the productivity of hospital staff. Field of Wireless Body Area Networks comes up as a major research area in past few years as it is beneficial in health monitoring even in remote areas and patient’s care can be done in real time. However, if the security of patient’s data is concerned with WBANs, design issues should be taken care of. In the present paper, a short review on various aspects of Wireless Body area Network, various implementation techniques and MAC protocols are discussed. The technique which is best suited to the user is also presented.

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Keywords

Wireless Body Area Network, MAC Protocol, Topology, Health Monitoring System