Body Area Network for Ubiquitous Healthcare Applications: Theory and Implementation

  title={Body Area Network for Ubiquitous Healthcare Applications: Theory and Implementation},
  author={Sana Ullah and Kyung Sup Kwak},
  journal={Journal of Medical Systems},
  • S. Ullah, K. Kwak
  • Published 2011
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Journal of Medical Systems
With recent advances in wireless communication, lowpower miniaturized sensors and semiconductor technologies, the sensor networks have become the integral part of ubiquitous healthcare systems. These networks can be used to provide remote health monitoring for a long period of time with real-time feedback to the hospital. For example, a set of intelligent and low-power sensors can be seamlessly integrated in/on a human body to create an autonomous sensor network called Body Area Network (BAN… Expand
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