External Biomedical Device Relaying Body Sensor Network scheme

Abstract

Biological parameters acquiring devices are very important in Ubiquitous Medical/Health Care system as they are responsible for gathering physical parameters for further analyze. It is natural that they form a wireless network when they transmit the collected data, and the network is referred to as BSN. Energy efficiency is vital in wireless Body Sensor Network (BSN) because the replacement of power resources of the devices implanted in human body is extremely costly. Considering the difference between In-body channel and special channel, a novel BSN transmission scheme, Coop BSN, is proposed in this paper. In Coop BSN, The transmission of Internal Biomedical Devices is divided into two steps as the external devices are used as relays. The first step is the IBD-EEBD transmission, in which IBDs transmit the data they collected with a modified cooperative algorithm. The second step is EEBD-Coordinator transmission, in which multiuser diversity is exploited. With the division of the transmission, the overall transmission energy efficiency is optimized. Theoretical analyze and experimental results showed that, the scheme can prolong the life time of the sensing devices, especially devices implanted in human body in BSN, and can improve the feasibility of BSN.

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@inproceedings{Zhang2013ExternalBD, title={External Biomedical Device Relaying Body Sensor Network scheme}, author={Xidong Zhang and Heng Zhang and Guixia Kang and Ping Zhang and Hui Li}, year={2013} }