A Secure Low-Delay Protocol for Multi-Hop Wireless Body Area Networks

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Executive Summary

The development of Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs) for wireless sensing and monitoring of a person's vital functions, is an enabler in providing better personal health care whilst enhancing the quality of life. A critical factor in the acceptance of WBANs is providing appropriate security and privacy protection of the wireless communication. This paper describes a general health care platform and pinpoints the security challenges and requirements.

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