Date Added: Apr 2013
To improve the health care facilities for the people a tiny, automated, and intelligent medical device and technology namely Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) evolved. The derivation of this technology is Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) consists of sensors, actuators, radio systems, and transmission systems which should be situated in, on, and around the human body to measure, store, and transmitted patients' vital signs and syndromes for further investigation, treatment, decisions, and awareness. Researchers in all around the world now have very enthusiastic interest to advance this technology especially on certain standardizations like its architecture, cost effectiveness, energy consumption or power efficiency, security and privacy topics. Academicians are trying to improve the QoS factors in sensor networks by suggesting new protocols.