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Body Area Network (BAN) for Healthcare by Wireless Mesh Network (WMN)

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This chapter presents the convergent aspects of wireless body area network (WBAN) topology, energy efficiency, and medical constraints related to the interference between invasive or non-invasive wearable medical devices and the electromagnetic field emitted by other devices (aggregators, Bluetooth or ZigBee, smartphone). Wireless short-range personal area networks based on IEEE 802.15.1 (Bluetooth) or IEEE 802.15.4 (ZigBee) standards are used in wearable body networks for communication. Moreover, the antennas using in wireless body area network (WBAN) must take in consideration the specific absorption rate (SAR) distributions on human body for electronic devices. For our research, we have chosen the star topology with a main board—central node and other sensors placed at a distance of different radii (owing to the need to be in correspondence with the anatomical region to be measured). The Wireless Bluetooth technology based on mesh network will enable the IoT because it allows for data transfer between biomedical sensors and the gateway.

Keywords

  • Healthcare
  • Body area network
  • SAR
  • Sensors
  • IoT
  • Biomedical
  • Wireless technology

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This has been supported in part by UEFISCDI Romania and MCI through projects ESTABLISH, WINS@HI, EmoSpaces and TelMonAer, and funded in part by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 777996 (SealedGRID project) and No. 787002 (SAFECARE project).

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Aileni, R.M. et al. (2019). Body Area Network (BAN) for Healthcare by Wireless Mesh Network (WMN). In: Maheswar, R., Kanagachidambaresan, G., Jayaparvathy, R., Thampi, S. (eds) Body Area Network Challenges and Solutions. EAI/Springer Innovations in Communication and Computing. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00865-9_1

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