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Medical body area networks will employ a range of im-plantable and body worn devices to support a wide range of applications with diverse QoS requirements. The IEEE 802.15.6 working group is developing a communications standard for low power devices operating on, in and around the body and medical devices are a key application area of the standard. The(More)
In Body Area Networks (BANs), quality of service is needed to provide reliable data communication over prioritized data streams coming from energy constrained sensors attached to, or possibly implanted in, patients. In this work, we focus on BAN for real-time data streaming applications, where the real-time nature of data streams is of critical importance(More)
Wireless Body Area Networks (BANs) have the ability of gathering and sending on-body measurements to a terminal. Autonomous nodes are deployed on the body to monitor vital signs and environmental parameters. The IEEE 802.15.6 standard mainly specifies physical and medium access for BANs. Routing is discussed as part of the link layer and multihop is not(More)
The emerging area of body area networks (BAN) imposes challenging requirements on hardware and software to achieve the desired lifetimes for certain devices such as long term medical implants. In this paper, we propose a novel approach to the measurement and characterisation of the energy consumption of BAN devices. The approach uses a low cost energy(More)
What lessons can we learn from the carnage the Blaster worm created? The following tale is based upon actual circumstances from corporate enterprises that were faced with confronting and eradicating the Blaster worm, which hit in August 2003. The story provides views from many perspectives, illustrating the complexity and sophistication needed to combat new(More)
The number of Soft-IP vendors and designsbecoming available on the global market is growing at a phenomenal rate. The current practice of evaluating Soft IPs using their specification is a time consuming manual process. A specification document is primarily written in English, which serves as a common language for internal product development teams as well(More)
In this paper, we study the problem of routing, bandwidth and flow assignment in Wireless Body Area Networks (BANs). Our solution considers BAN for real-time data streaming applications, where the real-time nature of data streams is of critical importance for providing a useful and efficient sensorial feedback for the user while system lifetime should be(More)