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Key Problems about Human Body Communication on Wireless Body Area Network

Key Problems about Human Body Communication on Wireless Body Area Network

In our paper, basing on static model and dynamic model of human body, we present an efficient next hop selection algorithm for multi-hop Body Area Network. By calculating and analyzing every hop’s residual energy, free queue size, link reliability and so on, we can build a function about QoS and present an algorithm to select the next hop for the BAN. Via simulation software MATLB, we gain the numbers of packet forwarding and network lifetime of the network system. Last but not the end, by getting vast simulation data and analyzing it, we finally find the both advantages and disadvantages, application of scope of the algorithm. Besides, the paper also puts forward some improvement plans and prospects for the future.
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Lifetime Improvement in WBAN using dynamic clustering with LEACH-C

Lifetime Improvement in WBAN using dynamic clustering with LEACH-C

1.1 Wireless Sensor Network: Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are used to monitor certain parameters in many applications like environment mon itoring, habitant monitoring, battle field, agriculture field monitoring and smart homes. These wireless sensors are dispersed in sensing area to monitor field. WBAN is new emerging sub-field of WSN. A key application of WBAN is health monitoring. Wireless sensors are placed on the human body or implanted in the body to monitor vital signs like blood pressure, body temperature, heart rate, glucose level etc. Use of WBAN technology to monitor health parameters significantly reduces the expenditures of patient in hospital. With the help of WBAN technology, patients are monitored at home for longer period. Sensors continuously sense data
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Intra-body Communication using Personal Area Network

Intra-body Communication using Personal Area Network

This elaborate study is carried out about Intra-Body Communication, IBC. This communication uses human body as a medium. Two techniques namely electrostatic coupling and galvanic coupling or waveguide are discussed here. IBC has many advantages over current short distance wireless communications protocols like Zigbee, WIFI and Bluetooth etc. We studied that IBC allows several wearable devices carried by one person to exchange information and share I/O hardware resources. IBC technology can be used for personal area network (PAN), computer network access, implant biomedical monitoring, human energy transmission etc. The practical system which is Red Tacton is discussed which is developed by NTT.
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Intrabody Communication for Implants in Body Area Network Scenarios

Intrabody Communication for Implants in Body Area Network Scenarios

As a bid to find alternative wireless implant communication model within the Wire- less Body Area Network (WBAN), in this work, the authors explored galvanically cou- pled IBC for implant-to-surface communication. IBC is a relatively new technique that uses the human body as a channel with communication frequencies not exceeding sev- eral MHz. specifically, this paper examines a new analytical electromagnetic model that uses galvanically coupled IBC where the implant transmitter differentially injects current into the tissue via its anode and cathode electrodes. A wearable receiver on the surface of the skin samples the resulting potential difference using its two electrodes. Frequen- cies ranging from hundreds of kHz up to a few MHz are considered under quasi static assumptions. The model is unified in the sense that it is based on multilayered ellipsoidal geometry that can be applied to any part of the body (i.e., head, torso, limbs etc.). It also effectively describes influences of tissue layer thicknesses and electromagnetic proper-
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Title: A Review Paper on Wireless Body Area Network for Health Care Applications

Title: A Review Paper on Wireless Body Area Network for Health Care Applications

This paper demonstrates the use of WSNs as a key infrastructure enabling unobtrusive, continual, ambulatory health monitoring. This new technology has potential to offer a wide range of benefits to patients, medical personnel, and society through continuous monitoring in the ambulatory setting, early detection of abnormal conditions, supervised rehabilitation, and potential knowledge discovery through data mining of all gathered information. We have described a general WWBAN architecture, important implementation issues, and our prototype WWBAN based on off-the-shelf wireless sensor platforms and custom-designed ECG and motion sensors. We have addressed several key technical issues such as sensor node hardware architecture, software architecture, network time synchronization, and energy conservation. Further efforts are necessary to improve QoS of wireless communication, reliability of sensor nodes, security, and standardization of interfaces and interoperability. In addition, further studies of different medical conditions in clinical and ambulatory settings are necessary to determine specific limitations and possible new applications of this technology.
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Development of Efficient Multi Hop Protocols for Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN)

Development of Efficient Multi Hop Protocols for Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN)

Abstract: A steady high throughput and energy efficient wireless body area network(WBAN) is created in this paper. WBAN is quite helpful in medical health care service for early detection of human health problems. Heterogeneous sensor nodes are deployed on human body to quantify physiological parameters like blood glucose, pulse, EMG and so on. Sensor nodes data are transmitted to a sink node forwarded through intermediate nodes. The information available in the sink node can be accessed by end users for further analysis. Minimization of energy consumption by sensor nodes is one of the important parameter in the design of WBAN protocols therefore multi-bounce method of correspondence is used. In this paper a new cost function is characterized to choose a forwarder node; a node with high residual energy and least separation to sink. Residual energy parameter settles vitality utilization among the sensor node while least separation enhances successful delivery to sink. The simulation results demonstrated the proposed protocol in contrast to contemporary schemes, maximizes the packets received at the sink node i.e. the throughput of the network.
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Analysis of Protocols Suitable for Wireless Body Area Network

Analysis of Protocols Suitable for Wireless Body Area Network

Fig -2: Types of communication in WBAN [2] Sana ullah et al. 2012 [3], have discussed the architecture of WBAN. Antenna is used for the transmission and the reception of the signal. Patch antenna is used in this case which is a flat substrate and both sides of these substrate are coated by a conducting material. One side is coated with alluminium where the transmitter and the receivers are placed and the other side is connected to the implant. Samaneh Movassaghi et al. 2014 [4], have discussed about different types of node that can be implemented in and around the human body based on roles, functionality and implementation.
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UWB Technology for Wireless Body Area Network

UWB Technology for Wireless Body Area Network

The practical implementation of UWB technology is shown in Figure 1. The sensors are used to sense the parameters such as ECG, EEG, blood pressure etc., from a human body. To convert the analog signal sensed by sensors to digital form, ADC is used. The two process involved in ADC, that is sampling and quantization. In sampler, the voltage signal is converted into discrete time signal. This discrete time signal directly cannot be stored and processed by numerical methods. In order to store and process this discrete time signal, each signal is replaced with appropriate set of discreet values and this can be done using quantization method. A Gaussian pulse as a carrier signal for modulation is generated. The digital data generated by a sampling and quantization process is modulated using a UWB signal for the transmission through a AWGN channel. Modulation is a process used in communication to prevent the system from interference. The modulated signal is passed through AWGN channel where noise is added. Then the output of this is given to a demodulator to recover the transmitted binary data.
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AN EFFICIENT AND RELIABLE COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS BODY AREA NETWORK WITH THE CONCERN OF ENERGY HARVESTING

AN EFFICIENT AND RELIABLE COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS BODY AREA NETWORK WITH THE CONCERN OF ENERGY HARVESTING

information can come from sources as diverse as certified medical exams carried out by qualified professionals, or mass market on body accelerometers casually used for computer gaming. The use of body sensor data can start early in people’s life, when baby phones measure the emotional state to gently guide the newborn into a peaceful sleep. Late in people’s life, body sensing can play an important role in assisting seniors to age in dignity in a safe natural home environment. During the decades in between, sensor data can be used in applications ranging from sport coaching to intensive computer gaming and medical preferably ambulatory monitoring during periods of illness, or chronic need of attention. Yet the widespread use of body data, not only including people’s physiology but also their emotions, raises societal issues. It also comes with interesting scientific challenges, particularly because the technical constraints of node power consumption and wireless links and networks have to be taken into account. The VITRUVIUS project aims at exploring the underlying key consequences for the architecture of Body Sensor Networks (BSN) and the handling of information about the individual's body coming from power- constrained wireless sensor nodes.
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Empirical Usage of Body Area Network and Group key in Home Health Care System

Empirical Usage of Body Area Network and Group key in Home Health Care System

The Body area network (BAN) is a wireless network of health monitoring sensors designed to deliver the personalized health care enabling the secure inter sensor communication within the BAN in a usable manner where the Body area network is deployed in the sensors to make the communication securable [1],[4] is to ensure the confidentiality and integrity by providing the key agreement where they will exchange the secrecy among the BAN by building the channel hidden from the outsiders where by creating the artificial electrical signal below the action potential by this it has no effect on the body. Securing the broadcasted data and the commands within the BAN is essential for ensuring the safety of the patient and also for preserving the privacy of the data which is established between the different sensors within the BAN another mechanism to secure the communication is to place the small electrical charge around the body and use that communication medium where they are in need off the minimal memory and
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Network Lifetime Enhancement for Wireless Body Area Networks

Network Lifetime Enhancement for Wireless Body Area Networks

Sensors and actuators are the key components of a BANs. They bridge the physical world and electronic systems. A body sensor node mainly consists of two parts: the physiological signal sensor(s) and the radio platform [3], to which multiple body sensors can be connected. A Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) is a special purpose sensor network designed to operate autonomously to connect various medical sensors and appliances, located inside and outside of a human body [1]. Protocols for WBANs can span from communication between the sensors on the body to communication from a body node to a data center connected to the Internet [1]. Due to advancement of technology, and the decreasing size and cost of devices, it is possible to implement them in healthcare activities related to human. The application areas can be divided into two major categories – medical use, nonmedical use [4]. The medical applications can be of two types: wearable and implanted. The wearable medical devices and applications are: Temperature measurement, Respiration monitor, Heart rate monitor, Pulse oximeter, SpO2, Blood pressure monitor, pH monitor, Glucose sensor etc. The implantable medical devices are those that are inserted inside human body. These devices and their applications are: Cardiac arrhythmia monitor/recorder, Brain liquid pressure sensor, Glucose sensor, Endoscope capsule etc. [4] – [6]. The non-medical devices and their applications can be real-time video streaming using mp4 video player and real-time audio streaming using mp3 player and so on. There can also be scope for remote controlled applications, data file transfer, and sports and gaming applications [6], [7].
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A Certificate less Encryption and Signature Scheme with Efficient Revocation for Securing Inter-Body Wireless Sensor Network

A Certificate less Encryption and Signature Scheme with Efficient Revocation for Securing Inter-Body Wireless Sensor Network

Wireless body area networks (BANs) have drawn much attention from research community and industry in recent years. Multimedia healthcare services provided by BANs can be available to anyone, anywhere, and anytime seamlessly. A critical issue in BANs is how to preserve the integrity and privacy of a person’s medical data over wireless environments in a resource efficient manner. This paper presents a novel key agreement scheme that allows neighbouring nodes in BAN stosh area common key generated by electrocardiogram (ECG) signals. The improved Jules Sudan (IJS) algorithm is proposed to set up the key agreement forth message authentication. The proposed ECG-IJS key agreement can secure data communications over BANs in a plug-n-play manner without any key distribution overheads. Both the simulation and experimental results are presented, which demonstrate that the proposed ECG-IJS scheme can achieve better security performance in terms of several performance metrics such as false acceptance rate (FAR) and false rejection rate (FRR) than other existing approaches. In addition, the power consumption analysis also shows that the proposed ECG-IJS scheme can achieve energy efficiency for BANs.
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Evaluation of Wireless Body Area Networks

Evaluation of Wireless Body Area Networks

Detectors are the key segments of a wireless body area network, as they connect the visible world and computerized systems. For the most part, they can be ordered within actinic, warm, machine-driven, and sensual detectors. Past examinations possess showed that the density and plenty fullness scope of human physical signals are similarly little; thus, a little inspecting recurrence and little information transmission rate would be adequate. Be that as it may, what kind of and what number of sensors a wireless body area network system employs depend generally on the application scenario and the framework foundation. To better monitor a human's imperative signs, conduct, and surrounding condition, a wide scope of commercially accessible sensors can be conveyed, such as accelerometer and whirligig, , electromyography, and electroencephalography cathodes, beat oximetry, respiration, carbon dioxide blood pres-beyond any doubt, glucose, stickiness, in addition to detectors. Often utilized detector devices for wireless body area networks are overviewed beneath.
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Secured Mind Uploading Method in Wireless Body Area Network

Secured Mind Uploading Method in Wireless Body Area Network

popular technology which is used to transfer the original brain to the artificial computer substrate. Mind uploading is an ongoing active research bringing together ideas from neuroscience, computer science and philosophy. Implementation of wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) monitors the human body environment and their health conditions. The main deprivation of recent survey delivers the problem of data upload from the dead user. Thus the significant data which are in need to others on the data may not be known. In proposed system, a mind uploading whole brain emulation (WBE) system is designed to upload the essential data to the cloud with a secured process of Elliptical Curve Cryptography (ECC). This lends the retrieval of the extreme critical or significant data from the dead user. The WBAN is used to get the sensitive data from the user like memory loss or heartbeats etc. Where, the secured data is uploaded from the user with the cryptographic. Key on the secured data is generated from the Key Generation Center (KGC) and the secret key can ensure the data safety from the data owner side. An end-to-end security implementation is given and the mind uploaded technology used to make human brain on an artificial aspect and saves the lost data or documents.
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Patient Health Monitoring Using Wireless Body Area Network

Patient Health Monitoring Using Wireless Body Area Network

One of the many applications of Wireless Body Area Network is in medial environment where conditions of patients are continuously monitored in real time. In order to deploy a complete wireless senor network in healthcare systems, wireless monitoring of physiological data from a large number of patients is one of the current needs. A wireless network containing small interdependent sensor nodes is called WSN (wireless sensor network). Such a wireless sensor network system is very suitable to be used in hospital environments to reduce human errors, to reduce health care cost, to provide more time to health professionals to deal with other important issues.Physiological data are to be measured and monitored with the help of this proposed system. The data that is measured by these sensor nodes is sent to a base station using RF (radio frequency) communication. The communication between the nodes and the base station can be a single hop communication or it can be a multi hop communication depending on the remoteness of the sensor node. The base station also controls the whole network. On each sensor node there are various hardware components. Some of those are Microcontroller, Sensor or Transducer, Radio Frequency Transceiver, Battery or some other power source. Several other components are used for signal processing purpose to bring the sensor output signal in proper form and for proper power supply required for main components. The components required for this purpose are voltage regulators, Amplifiers, resistors and capacitors. The main purpose of this system is to achieve the communication between different sensor nodes and a single receiver simultaneously.
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A Survey on Light Weight Authenticated Tweakey Framework for Body Area Network Security

A Survey on Light Weight Authenticated Tweakey Framework for Body Area Network Security

ABSTRACT: Advances in wireless communication technologies and sensors have empowered development of Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN). The wireless nature of network and variety of sensors offer numerous new, practical and Innovative applications to improve health monitoring and other health care applications system. In the past few years, many researches focused on building system architecture of health monitoring to improve the technical requirements of WBAN. However, WBAN faces various security issues such as loss of data, authentication and access control. Securing the transmission from wireless body sensor to the administrator means not only ensuring safe data delivery to administrator but also to preserve the privacy of transmitted data. Existing solution for WBAN provides any security feature by compromising the cost. In this paper, we present light weight encryption framework for WBAN and provide an additional third key to enhance the security for the data being transferred. We propose the TWEAKEY framework with a goal to unify the design of tweakable block ciphers. Our framework is simple, extends the key- alternating construction, and allows to build a primitive with arbitrary tweak and key sizes.
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Wireless Body Area Network Technology

Wireless Body Area Network Technology

The development of WBAN technology started around 1995 around the idea of using wireless personal area network (WPAN) technologies to implement communications on, near, and around the human body. About six years later, the term "BAN" came to refer systems where communication is entirely within, on, and in the immediate proximity of a human body. A WBAN system can use WPAN wireless technologies as gateways to reach longer ranges. Through gateway devices, it is possible to connect the wearable devices on the human body to the internet. This way, medical professionals can access patient data online using the internet independent of the patient location.Recently, there has been increasing interest from researchers, system designers, and application developers on a new type of network architecture generally known as body sensor networks (BSNs) or body area networks (BANs), made feasible by novel advances on lightweight, small-
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A Survey on Wireless Body Area Network

A Survey on Wireless Body Area Network

VII. FUTURE SCOPE AND CONCLUSION Although wireless technology in the field of healthcare and medical applications is still nascent Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) holds the promise to become a key infrastructure element in remotely supervised, home-based patient rehabilitation. As it has the potential to provide better and less expensive healthcare services and provides much benefit to patients, health care staffs, and the society. Already commercial products are being developed by several companies to solve wide range of health care problems. WBAN provides a continuous monitoring of the patient health it will improve the quality of life as it will allow patients to engage in normal activities of daily life, rather than staying at home or close to specialized medical services like hospital clinics etc. Some of the future applications of WBAN include Context-Sensitive Medicine, Patient Homecare and a Pre hospital Mobile Database for Emergency Medical Services.
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Improving Security Performance Based on Intra-Body Communication Using Body Area Network

Improving Security Performance Based on Intra-Body Communication Using Body Area Network

A major drawback of wireless RF propagation for miniaturized medical portable monitoring devices is the high- power consumption which limits the practical duration of an operation. Most current research claim that ZigBee and ANT have a battery life of three years, but this is at a low operating data rate, e.g., 1 B transmitted per 5 min. The IEEE 802.15.4 standard for low power ZigBee protocol indicates a transmission power output of 0 dBm (1 mW). Continuous operation at the maximum data rate of 250 kb/s generally consumes a normal Lithium ion battery in a matter of hours. It is evident that new approaches to ultralow power wireless technology are required for improving next generation BAN technology. Mirhojjat seyedi, Behailu Kibret, Daniel t. H. Lai, Michael Faulkner proposed the securities and issues of Intrabody communication [1].
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Development Of Wireless Surface Electromyograhy For Tele-Rehabilitation Applicationn  Body Area Network

Development Of Wireless Surface Electromyograhy For Tele-Rehabilitation Applicationn Body Area Network

The situations that are justifying the use of wireless technology are to span a distance beyond the capabilities of typical cabling. Without wireless, a long distance communication will be too costly to apply because it requires long and high-end quality wire. The other reason is to provide a backup communications link in case of normal network failure. By using wired technology, it is not always doing well. It depends on the durability, quality and specification by wire manufacturer. So, wireless is the cheapest solution. Wireless network also used to remotely connect mobile users or networks. For example a administrator can controlled the all the guest computer operation in a workstation.
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