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Sensors 2017, 17(3), 477; doi:10.3390/s17030477

A Fast Channel Assignment Scheme for Emergency Handling in Wireless Body Area Networks

Department of Computer Engineering, Chosun University, Gwangju 61452, Korea
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Academic Editors: Giancarlo Fortino, Hassan Ghasemzadeh, Wenfeng Li, Yin Zhang and Luca Benini
Received: 2 December 2016 / Revised: 21 February 2017 / Accepted: 24 February 2017 / Published: 27 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Body Sensor Networks: Sensors, Systems, and Applications)
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Ubiquitous healthcare is a promising technology that has attracted significant attention in recent years; this has led to the realization of wireless body area networks (WBANs). For designing a robust WBAN system, the WBAN has to solve the drawbacks of wireless technology. Also, a WBAN has to support immediate, reliable data transmission for medical services during emergencies. Hence, this study proposes a new MAC superframe structure that can handle emergencies by delivering strongly correlated regular data to a caretaker, within a certain time threshold. Simulation results demonstrate that the proposed MAC protocol achieves low latency and high throughput. View Full-Text
Keywords: WBAN; emergency handling; MAC frame structure; correlated traffic WBAN; emergency handling; MAC frame structure; correlated traffic
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Nepal, S.; Pudasani, A.; Shin, S. A Fast Channel Assignment Scheme for Emergency Handling in Wireless Body Area Networks. Sensors 2017, 17, 477.

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