Journal of Medical Systems

, 40:214 | Cite as

Towards Interactive Medical Content Delivery Between Simulated Body Sensor Networks and Practical Data Center

  • Xiaobo Shi
  • Wei Li
  • Jeungeun SongEmail author
  • M. Shamim Hossain
  • Sk Md Mizanur Rahman
  • Abdulhameed Alelaiwi
Mobile & Wireless Health
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Smart and Interactive Healthcare Systems


With the development of IoT (Internet of Thing), big data analysis and cloud computing, traditional medical information system integrates with these new technologies. The establishment of cloud-based smart healthcare application gets more and more attention. In this paper, semi-physical simulation technology is applied to cloud-based smart healthcare system. The Body sensor network (BSN) of system transmit has two ways of data collection and transmission. The one is using practical BSN to collect data and transmitting it to the data center. The other is transmitting real medical data to practical data center by simulating BSN. In order to transmit real medical data to practical data center by simulating BSN under semi-physical simulation environment, this paper designs an OPNET packet structure, defines a gateway node model between simulating BSN and practical data center and builds a custom protocol stack. Moreover, this paper conducts a large amount of simulation on the real data transmission through simulation network connecting with practical network. The simulation result can provides a reference for parameter settings of fully practical network and reduces the cost of devices and personnel involved.


Semi-physical simulation Big data analysis Body sensor networks Health care 



The authors would like to extend their sincere appreciations to the Deanship of Scientific Research at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for its funding of this research through the Profile Research Group project (PRG-1436-17).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaobo Shi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wei Li
    • 1
  • Jeungeun Song
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Shamim Hossain
    • 3
  • Sk Md Mizanur Rahman
    • 4
  • Abdulhameed Alelaiwi
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and TechnologyHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina
  2. 2.College of Computer and Information EngineeringHenan Normal UniversityXinxiangChina
  3. 3.Software Engineering Department, College of Computer and Information ScienceKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  4. 4.Information Systems Department, College of Computer and Information SciencesKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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