Wireless Propagation and Coexistence of Medical Body Sensor Networks for Ambulatory Patient Monitoring
Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks, International Workshop on (2009)
June 3, 2009 to June 5, 2009
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/BSN.2009.8
In this paper we present the technical requirements and system issues for wireless Medical Body Sensor Networks (BSNs). Design guidelines are driven by the need to improve ambulatory patient monitoring and care while reducing logistic constraints for patients as well as healthcare professionals. We present our study on three key components of Medical BSN: On-body wireless link (to characterize the RF channel for body worn wireless devices), Coupling between bodies (to characterize the RF interaction between bodies) and Coexistence of Medical BSNs in the RF spectrum. Results and conclusions are presented through simulation and measurement studies. We also discuss our FCC petition for spectrum allocation.
medical body sensor network, medical body area network, wireless coexistence, listen before talk, ARQ
B. Deb, D. M. Davenport and F. J. Ross, "Wireless Propagation and Coexistence of Medical Body Sensor Networks for Ambulatory Patient Monitoring," 2009 Sixth International Workshop on Wearable & Implantable Body Sensor Networks Conference (BSN 2009)(BSN), Berkeley, CA, 2009, pp. 41-45.