Future of Big Data and Deep Learning for Wireless Body Area Networks

  • Fasee UllahEmail author
  • Ihtesham Ul Islam
  • Abdul Hanan Abdullah
  • Atif Khan
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)


Deep learning is an innovative set of algorithms in machine learning and requires minimum efforts of human engineering in extraction of features from data. It has the ability to find the optimum set of parameters for the network layers using a back-propagation algorithm, thereby modeling intricate structures in the data distribution. Further, deep learning architectures have resulted in tremendous performance on most recent machine learning challenges included working with sequential data such as text and time series data. In this connection, big data technology is an asset for modern businesses and is useful if powered by intelligent automation. Big data involves huge datasets that can be analyzed by machine learning such as deep learning algorithms to find insightful patterns and trends. With modern-day machine learning and big data technology, organizations can drive its long-term business value far more successful than ever before. Potential real-world applications of big data are not limited to healthcare, retail, financial services, and the automotive industry. In this way, the deep learning can have a great impact on analyzing the patient’s data generated from wireless body area networks (WBANs). WBAN is the emerging technology in healthcare to assist in monitoring of vital signs of patients using biomedical sensors. The monitored data is transmitted to the medical doctor for an optimal treatment in a life-threatening situation. At the end of this book, open research issues in WBAN and big data have discussed.

List of Acronyms


Biomedical sensor


Contention-access period


Convolutional neural networks


Complex event processing


Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council


Contention-free period


Conventional server


Carrier-sense multiple access with collision avoidance


Deep neural network


Exclusive access phase








Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers


Inactive period


Graphics processing unit


Global system for mobile


Guaranteed time slot


Hadoop Distributed File Systems




Long short-term memory


Multilayer perceptron


Medium access control




Physical layer


Quality of service


Random-access phase


Recurrent neural network


Peripheral capillary oxygen saturation


Time-division medium access


Virtualized cloudlet


Wireless body area networks


World Health Organization


Wireless sensor network


Task Group 6


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fasee Ullah
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ihtesham Ul Islam
    • 1
  • Abdul Hanan Abdullah
    • 2
  • Atif Khan
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science & ITSarhad University of Science & ITPeshawarPakistan
  2. 2.Pervasive Computing Research Group, Faculty of ComputingUniversiti Teknologi MalaysiaJohor BahruMalaysia
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceIslamia College PeshawarPeshawarPakistan

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