Analyzing Delay in Wireless Multi-hop Heterogeneous Body Area Networks

Provided by: Dalhousie University
Topic: Mobility
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With increase in ageing population, health care market keeps growing. There is a need for monitoring of health issues. Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) consists of wireless sensors attached on or inside human body for monitoring vital health related problems e.g., Electro CardioGram (ECG), Electro EncephaloGram (EEG), ElectroNystagmoGraphy (ENG) etc. Due to life threatening situations, timely sending of data is essential. For data to reach health care center, there must be a proper way of sending data through reliable connection and with minimum delay. In this paper, transmission delay of different paths, through which data is sent from sensor to health care center over heterogeneous multi-hop wireless channel is analyzed. Data of medical related diseases is sent through three different paths.

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