Wireless Body Area Networks for Healthcare: A Survey

Garth V. Crosby
2012 International Journal of Ad Hoc, Sensor and Ubiquitous Computing  
Wireless body area networks (WBANs) are emerging as important networks, applicable in various fields. This paper surveys the WBANs that are designed for applications in healthcare. We present a comprehensive survey consisting of stand-alone sections focusing on important aspects of WBANs. We examine the following: monitoring and sensing, power efficient protocols, system architectures, routing and security. We conclude by discussing some open research issues, their potential solutions and
more » ... solutions and future trends. KEYWORDS Wireless body area network, body sensor network, healthcare, WBAN survey.
doi:10.5121/ijasuc.2012.3301 fatcat:usjxjojpbrfsjgnupevgu2mgh4