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Bluetooth Low Energy 5 Mesh Based Hospital Communication Network (B5MBHCN)

  • Muhammad Rizwan GhoriEmail author
  • Tat-Chee Wan
  • Gian Chand Sodhy
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1132)

Abstract

Currently, the Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks (WAHN) are becoming very common due to the advancements in the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. For WAHN, there are many available technologies such as ZigBee, Z-Wave, Threads, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) etc. Despite of the improvements in IoT technologies, multicasting pure mesh-based routing is still a major problem that needs to be resolved. In view of the aforesaid, this research will propose a multicast mesh-based communication network architecture and protocol having topology autoconfiguration features. Subsequently, for this study, the use case will be the hospital (being the most critical place dealing with emergencies). Furthermore, for the aforesaid use case, the BLE is supposed to be the most suitable technology being low power and easily available (in smart phone and gadgets). Initially, the BLE was introduced in Bluetooth version 4.0 and its features got matured in the advance version 4.2 and 5. BLE 5 has the capability for mesh topology that has increased the network coverage and enhanced end to end diversity of the Bluetooth based ad-hoc networks. Likewise, in this paper, the emphasis will be on proposing a pure mesh-based routing protocol capable of multicasting and topology autoconfiguration for BLE 5 enabled network for the hospital.

Keywords

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) BLE 5 Ad-hoc network Mesh network Hospital 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Muhammad Rizwan Ghori
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tat-Chee Wan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gian Chand Sodhy
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer SciencesUniversiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia
  2. 2.National Advanced IPv6 CentreUniversiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia

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