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A cross layer protocol based on mac and routing protocols for healthcare applications using Wireless Sensor Networks

Atto, M. and Guy, C. (2014) A cross layer protocol based on mac and routing protocols for healthcare applications using Wireless Sensor Networks. International Journal of Advanced Smart Sensor Network Systems, 4 (2). pp. 1-20. ISSN 2231-5225

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To link to this item DOI: 10.5121/ijassn.2014.4201

Abstract/Summary

Using Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) in healthcare systems has had a lot of attention in recent years. In much of this research tasks like sensor data processing, health states decision making and emergency message sending are done by a remote server. Many patients with lots of sensor data consume a great deal of communication resources, bring a burden to the remote server and delay the decision time and notification time. A healthcare application for elderly people using WSN has been simulated in this paper. A WSN designed for the proposed healthcare application needs efficient MAC and routing protocols to provide a guarantee for the reliability of the data delivered from the patients to the medical centre. Based on these requirements, A cross layer based on the modified versions of APTEEN and GinMAC has been designed and implemented, with new features, such as a mobility module and routes discovery algorithms have been added. Simulation results show that the proposed cross layer based protocol can conserve energy for nodes and provide the required performance such as life time of the network, delay and reliability for the proposed healthcare application.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science
ID Code:39831
Uncontrolled Keywords:WSN, Healthcare Monitoring, Cross Layer,APTEEN,Mobility
Publisher:AIRCC Publishing

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