A Novel Congestion Avoidance Technique for Simultaneous Real-Time Medical Data Transmission

@article{Yaakob2016ANC,
  title={A Novel Congestion Avoidance Technique for Simultaneous Real-Time Medical Data Transmission},
  author={Naimah Yaakob and Ibrahim Khalil},
  journal={IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics},
  year={2016},
  volume={20},
  pages={669-681}
}
The use of wireless body sensor networks (WBSN) in medical services aims at providing continuous monitoring of patients' physiological data. However, the scarce resources in WBSN nodes limit their capabilities to cope with massive traffic during multiple, simultaneous data transmissions. This will create a high tendency for congestion, causing severe performance degradation. Congestion may lead to high number of packet loss and unbounded delay which are critical and may lead to wrong diagnosis… CONTINUE READING

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