A Comprehensive Survey of MAC Protocols for Wireless Body Area Networks

A. Rahim, N. Javaid, M. Aslam, Z. Rahman, U. Qasim, Z. A. Khan

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a comprehensive study of Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols developed for Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs). In WBANs, small battery operated on-body or implanted biomedical sensor nodes are used to monitor physiological signs such as temperature, blood pressure, ElectroCardioGram (ECG), ElectroEncephaloGraphy (EEG) etc. We discuss design requirements for WBANs with major sources of energy dissipation. Then, we further investigate the existing designed protocols for WBANs with focus on their strengths and weaknesses. Paper ends up with concluding remarks and open research issues for future work
Original languageEnglish
Pages434-439
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 Seventh International Conference on Broadband, Wireless Computing, Communication and Applications - Victoria, Canada
Duration: 12 Nov 201214 Nov 2012

Conference

Conference2012 Seventh International Conference on Broadband, Wireless Computing, Communication and Applications
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVictoria
Period12 Nov 201214 Nov 2012

Keywords

  • biomedical
  • node
  • energy
  • consumption
  • wireless
  • persnal
  • body
  • area
  • sensor
  • networks

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