Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing

, Volume 57, Issue 12, pp 2757–2769 | Cite as

Priority based health data monitoring with IEEE 802.11af technology in wireless medical sensor networks

  • Muhammed Enes BayrakdarEmail author
Original Article


In this work, the IEEE 802.11af technology–based wireless sensor network for health data monitoring with priority classes is proposed. In IEEE 802.11af technology, a White Space Device (WSD), a Station (STA), and an Access Point (AP) communicate through television white spectrum opportunistically without causing any harmful interference to licensed` services. In the proposed network; WSDs, STA, and AP employ Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA) technique with the aim of communicating through the white space spectrum determined by White Space Map (WSM). WSD collects health data such as body temperature and blood pressure from an implant or on-body sensors. The priority class is determined according to the emergency of a patient as red, yellow, and green. After obtaining the analytical model of the proposed network, the simulation model is carried out using Riverbed Modeler. The graphical results prove the validity and applicability of the proposed network in terms of delay (0.17 s) and energy consumption (4.7 mJ/s) without any spectrum cost for priority-based health data monitoring.

Graphical abstract

Cognitive radio based IEEE 802.11af environment for priority based health data monitoring.


Cognitive Radio IEEE 802.11af Medical Monitoring Priority Wireless sensor networks 



I would like to thank my esteemed wife Sumeyye and my daughter Asel for their valuable support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer Engineering DepartmentDuzce UniversityDuzceTurkey

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