Enhanced Secure Transmission of Data in Wireless Body Area Network for Health Care Applications

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Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 828)


The advent of new technologies like cloud computing, Internet of Things and Wireless Body Area Networks (WBAN) have largely promoted the e-healthcare management. E-healthcare eases the life of patients in society and provides them freedom from going to hospital physically on regular intervals. Presently, E-healthcare is facing the challenges including authenticity and privacy of information during transmission. To maintain secrecy of messages knapsack cryptosystem have been applied in WBAN. For authentication of data transmitted in WBAN, we have recommended a modified and improved recovery based digital signature scheme with batch verification of messages that improve the performance of underlying algorithm in terms of computation. Proposed algorithm does not require computing one way hash for digital signature generation. Security analysis of proposed work has been presented to validate the privacy and security of message against various attacks. The results demonstrate performance improvement in digital signature verification scheme.


Wireless Body Area Network Batch verification Recovery based digital signature Knapsack crypto system Security Privacy and authentication 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering StudiesUniversity of Petroleum and Energy StudiesDehradunIndia

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