A Secure Cloud-Assisted Wireless Body Area Network in Mobile Emergency Medical Care System


Recent advances in medical treatment and emergency applications, the need of integrating wireless body area network (WBAN) with cloud computing can be motivated by providing useful and real time information about patients’ health state to the doctors and emergency staffs. WBAN is a set of body sensors carried by the patient to collect and transmit numerous health items to medical clouds via wireless and public communication channels. Therefore, a cloud-assisted WBAN facilitates response in case of emergency which can save patients’ lives. Since the patient’s data is sensitive and private, it is important to provide strong security and protection on the patient’s medical data over public and insecure communication channels. In this paper, we address the challenge of participant authentication in mobile emergency medical care systems for patients supervision and propose a secure cloud-assisted architecture for accessing and monitoring health items collected by WBAN. For ensuring a high level of security and providing a mutual authentication property, chaotic maps based authentication and key agreement mechanisms are designed according to the concept of Diffie-Hellman key exchange, which depends on the CMBDLP and CMBDHP problems. Security and performance analyses show how the proposed system guaranteed the patient privacy and the system confidentiality of sensitive medical data while preserving the low computation property in medical treatment and remote medical monitoring.

DOI: 10.1007/s10916-016-0474-9

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@article{Li2016ASC, title={A Secure Cloud-Assisted Wireless Body Area Network in Mobile Emergency Medical Care System}, author={Chun-Ta Li and Cheng-Chi Lee and Chi-Yao Weng}, journal={Journal of Medical Systems}, year={2016}, volume={40}, pages={1-15} }