A Modified IEEE 802.15.4 Superframe Structure for Guaranteed Emergency Handling in Wireless Body Area Network
Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) is a special purpose personal area network with health-care and other value-added applications. Recently, patient monitoring applications using WBAN have received significant attention. Patient monitoring applications are intended to report any sign of emergency in the monitored patient to the corresponding health personal so that necessary actions can be taken before it is too late. Therefore, the underlying protocol suite in WBAN should ensure that the emergency events will be timely reported.