Mobility

An Initial Approach to Support Mobility in Hospital Wireless Sensor Networks Based on 6LoWPAN (HWSN6)

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Executive Summary

LoW-power Personal Area Networks (LoWPANs) are still in its early stage of development, but the range of conceivable usage scenarios is tremendous. The numerous possible applications of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) make obvious that mesh and multi-technology topologies will be prevalent in LoWPAN environments and mobility is one of the most important issues in the Future Networks. Mobility based communication can prolong the lifetime of devices, increase the connectivity between nodes and clusters, and support fault tolerance. Using distributed LoWPANs is possible to sculpt the devices density to cluster around areas of interest, cover large areas, and work more efficiently. The required mobility is heavily dependent on the individual service scenario and the LoWPAN architecture.

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