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Networked Computing and Advanced Information Management, International Conference on (2009)
Seoul, Korea
Aug. 25, 2009 to Aug. 27, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3769-6
pp: 1918-1922
ABSTRACT
In humanware applications, resource constrained sensor devices are tactically placed on human body to form Wireless Body Area Networks (WBAN). Then the WBAN is used for monitoring biometrics and movements of human body. Keeping in mind the resource constrained devices, WBANs are treated just like wireless sensor networks when considering a solution for key management. However, WBANs differ from traditional wireless sensor networks in scale, topology and security requirements. Also, the WBANs can also use random values from biometric measurements for the generation of keys. These differences render the key management schemes of WSNs inefficient and overly complex for WBANs scenario. Therefore, we propose a key management scheme that is efficient and fulfills the security requirements of WBAN.
INDEX TERMS
key management; humanware; body area networks; security; life care
CITATION
Sungyoung Lee, Syed Muhammad Khaliq-ur-Rahman Raazi, Young-Koo Lee, "A Novel Architecture for Efficient Key Management in Humanware Applications", Networked Computing and Advanced Information Management, International Conference on, vol. 00, no. , pp. 1918-1922, 2009, doi:10.1109/NCM.2009.335
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