Improving Reliability in Multi-hop Body Sensor Networks

  title={Improving Reliability in Multi-hop Body Sensor Networks},
  author={Bart Braem and Benoı̂t Latr{\'e} and Chris Blondia and Ingrid Moerman and Piet Demeester},
  journal={2008 Second International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications (sensorcomm 2008)},
Body sensor networks are an interesting emerging application of wireless sensor networks to improve healthcare and the quality of life. Current research has mainly focused on single-hop networks, although some works clearly show advantages of multi-hop architectures. In this paper, we model probabilistic connectivity in such multi-hop body sensor networks. Instead of using a circular coverage area, a more accurate model is defined based on the path loss along the human body. Further, we propose… CONTINUE READING
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