Date Added: Aug 2012
Body Area Networks (BANs) are wearable wireless sensor networks with a high potential for medical and sports applications. A body area network is formally defined as, "A communication standard optimized for low power devices and operation on, in or around the human body (but not limited to humans) to serve a variety of applications including medical, consumer electronics/personal entertainment and other." A WBAN is a special purpose network, designed to operate autonomously to connect various medical sensors and appliances, located inside and/or outside of a human body. Performance evaluation takes into account bit error rate as a function of the number of nodes forming the BAN and of the a synchronism level between them.