A biometric-based security for data authentication in Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN)

Sofia Najwa Ramli*, Rabiah Ahmad, Mohd Faizal Abdollah, Eryk Dutkiewicz

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Abstract

The empowerment in wireless communication technologies and sensors have developed the Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN). In the past few years, many researchers have been focusing on building system architecture of health monitoring to improve the technical requirement specifically designed for WBAN. Less research was found in providing the strong security system. As part of communication medium, WBAN faced various security issues such as loss of data, authentication and access control. Implementing high security system leads to inconsistency in computational performance. It is recommended that the security system for WBAN must be implemented with low computational complexity and high power efficiency. None of previous researches successfully identified solution to the above problem. This study explores the use of biometric characteristics in securing data communication within WBAN and reducing computational complexity as well as power efficiency. Hybrid authentication model is used as a conceptual framework for the system. Precisely, the proposed framework requires a unique feature of human body regarded as the authentication identity, while the other techniques use hardware and software to achieve the same purpose. In addition, an authentication process is provided by using this unique feature of the body as a key to develop a security system under the resource-constrained of WBAN sensor challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology: Smart Services with Internet of Things!, ICACT 2013 - Proceeding
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages998-1001
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9788996865018
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event15th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology: Smart Services with Internet of Things!, ICACT 2013 - PyeongChang, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 27 Jan 201330 Jan 2013

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Other15th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology: Smart Services with Internet of Things!, ICACT 2013
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityPyeongChang
Period27/01/1330/01/13

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    Ramli, S. N., Ahmad, R., Abdollah, M. F., & Dutkiewicz, E. (2013). A biometric-based security for data authentication in Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN). In 15th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology: Smart Services with Internet of Things!, ICACT 2013 - Proceeding (pp. 998-1001). [6488348] Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).