Medical body area networks

Opportunities, challenges and practices

Gengfa Fang*, Eryk Dutkiewicz, Mohammad A. Huq, Rein Vesilo, Yihuai Yang

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Medical Body Area Network (MBAN) is a new wireless communications technology designed to sense human's vital signals through tiny nodes in, on and around the human body wirelessly. MBAN will play an important role in enabling ubiquitous and non-invasive telemetry and healthcare systems in the future. In this paper, we firstly explore the opportunities of MBAN from the point of new applications, and then we analyze the enabling technologies and challenges to achieve the goal of MBAN, which includes energy efficiency, robustness, high data rate for video support and network co-existence issues. Finally, we describe our MQWIN400 radio platform which was designed to work at 400MHz MICS band, as well as the related research activities and experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies, ISCIT 2011
Place of PublicationPiscataway, N.J.
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages562-567
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781457712951
ISBN (Print)9781457712944
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event11th International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies, ISCIT 2011 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 12 Oct 201114 Oct 2011

Other

Other11th International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies, ISCIT 2011
CountryChina
CityHangzhou
Period12/10/1114/10/11

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