A Comprehensive Survey of MAC Protocols for Wireless Body Area Networks

A. Rahim, N. Javaid, M. Aslam, Z. Rahman, U. Qasim, Z.A. Khan
2012 2012 Seventh International Conference on Broadband, Wireless Computing, Communication and Applications  
In this paper, we present a comprehensive study of Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols developed for Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs). In WBANs, small batteryoperated on-body or implanted biomedical sensor nodes are used to monitor physiological signs such as temperature, blood pressure, ElectroCardioGram (ECG), ElectroEncephaloGraphy (EEG) etc. We discuss design requirements for WBANs with major sources of energy dissipation. Then, we further investigate the existing designed protocols
more » ... signed protocols for WBANs with focus on their strengths and weaknesses. Paper ends up with concluding remarks and open research issues for future work.
doi:10.1109/bwcca.2012.77 dblp:conf/bwcca/RahimJARQK12 fatcat:cjqvo6zqqbfz3ddg3uvsyw5lna