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A comprehensive survey of wireless body area networks on PHY, MAC, and network layers solutions

(2012) JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SYSTEMS. 36(3). p.1065-1094
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Recent advances in microelectronics and integrated circuits, system-on-chip design, wireless communication and intelligent low-power sensors have allowed the realization of a Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN). A WBAN is a collection of low-power, miniaturized, invasive/non-invasive lightweight wireless sensor nodes that monitor the human body functions and the surrounding environment. In addition, it supports a number of innovative and interesting applications such as ubiquitous healthcare, entertainment, interactive gaming, and military applications. In this paper, the fundamental mechanisms of WBAN including architecture and topology, wireless implant communication, low-power Medium Access Control (MAC) and routing protocols are reviewed. A comprehensive study of the proposed technologies for WBAN at Physical (PHY), MAC, and Network layers is presented and many useful solutions are discussed for each layer. Finally, numerous WBAN applications are highlighted.
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COMMUNICATION, SENSOR NETWORKS, HEALTH-CARE APPLICATIONS, MODEL, PROTOCOL, TISSUE, Implant communication, Physical, WBAN, MAC, Networking, Routing, Survey

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Ullah, Sana, Henry Higgins, Bart Braem, Benoît Latré, Chris Blondia, Ingrid Moerman, Shahnaz Saleem, Ziaur Rahman, and Kyung Sup Kwak. 2012. “A Comprehensive Survey of Wireless Body Area Networks on PHY, MAC, and Network Layers Solutions.” Journal of Medical Systems 36 (3): 1065–1094.
APA
Ullah, S., Higgins, H., Braem, B., Latré, B., Blondia, C., Moerman, I., Saleem, S., et al. (2012). A comprehensive survey of wireless body area networks on PHY, MAC, and network layers solutions. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SYSTEMS, 36(3), 1065–1094.
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Ullah S, Higgins H, Braem B, Latré B, Blondia C, Moerman I, et al. A comprehensive survey of wireless body area networks on PHY, MAC, and network layers solutions. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SYSTEMS. 2012;36(3):1065–94.
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Ullah, Sana, Henry Higgins, Bart Braem, et al. “A Comprehensive Survey of Wireless Body Area Networks on PHY, MAC, and Network Layers Solutions.” JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SYSTEMS 36.3 (2012): 1065–1094. Print.
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  abstract     = {Recent advances in microelectronics and integrated circuits, system-on-chip design, wireless communication and intelligent low-power sensors have allowed the realization of a Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN). A WBAN is a collection of low-power, miniaturized, invasive/non-invasive lightweight wireless sensor nodes that monitor the human body functions and the surrounding environment. In addition, it supports a number of innovative and interesting applications such as ubiquitous healthcare, entertainment, interactive gaming, and military applications. In this paper, the fundamental mechanisms of WBAN including architecture and topology, wireless implant communication, low-power Medium Access Control (MAC) and routing protocols are reviewed. A comprehensive study of the proposed technologies for WBAN at Physical (PHY), MAC, and Network layers is presented and many useful solutions are discussed for each layer. Finally, numerous WBAN applications are highlighted.},
  author       = {Ullah, Sana and Higgins, Henry and Braem, Bart and Latr{\'e}, Beno{\^i}t and Blondia, Chris and Moerman, Ingrid and Saleem, Shahnaz and Rahman, Ziaur and Kwak, Kyung Sup},
  issn         = {0148-5598},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SYSTEMS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {1065--1094},
  title        = {A comprehensive survey of wireless body area networks on PHY, MAC, and network layers solutions},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10916-010-9571-3},
  volume       = {36},
  year         = {2012},
}

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