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A Comprehensive Survey of Wireless Body Area Networks
The fundamental mechanisms of WBAN including architecture and topology, wireless implant communication, low-power Medium Access Control (MAC) and routing protocols are reviewed and many useful solutions are discussed for each layer. Expand
An overview of IEEE 802.15.6 standard
The most important features of the new IEEE 802.15.6 standard, which defines a Medium Access Control (MAC) layer supporting several Physical (PHY) layers, are explained. Expand
A Review of IEEE 802.15.6 MAC, PHY, and Security Specifications
The key features of the IEEE 802.15.6 standard are presented, and the MAC, PHY, and security specifications of the standard are explained in detail. Expand
Cloud-enabled wireless body area networks for pervasive healthcare
A cloud-enabled WBAN architecture and its applications in pervasive healthcare systems is studied and the methodologies for transmitting vital sign data to the cloud are highlighted by using energy-efficient routing, cloud resource allocation, semantic interactions, and data security mechanisms. Expand
A Study of MAC Protocols for WBANs
The WBAN requirements that are important for the design of a low-power MAC protocol are outlined and useful suggestions are given to help the MAC designers to develop aLow Access Control protocol that will satisfy the stringent requirements. Expand
An Ultra Low-power and Traffic-adaptive Medium Access Control Protocol for Wireless Body Area Network
  • S. Ullah, K. Kwak
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Journal of Medical Systems
  • 1 June 2012
A Traffic-adaptive MAC protocol (TaMAC) is introduced by taking into account the traffic information of the sensor nodes, thus solving the idle listening and overhearing problems of WBAN. Expand
A survey of wireless technologies coexistence in WBAN: analysis and open research issues
A comprehensive study and in-depth analysis of coexistence issues and interference mitigation solutions in WBAN technologies and using low-power WiFi for WBANs is investigated and proved to be a feasible option compared to other wireless technologies. Expand
On the Security Issues in Wireless Body Area Networks
This paper highlights major security requirements and Denial of Service (DoS) attacks in a WBAN and discusses different security modes that include AES-CTR, AES-CBC-MAC, and AESCCM modes. Expand
A Review of Wireless Body Area Networks for Medical Applications
A WBAN infrastructure that provides solutions to on-demand, emergency, and normal traffic, and a need for new power-efficient solu-tions towards in-body and on-body sensor networks are presented. Expand
Applicability of Telemedicine in Bangladesh: Current Status and Future Prospects
A prototype telemedicine network for Bangladesh is proposed that can improve health facilities through telemedICine by making a connection between rural health facility providers and special hospitals. Expand