Sensors 2009, 9(8), 6273-6297; doi:10.3390/s90806273
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Design and Implementation of a SecureWireless Mote-Based Medical Sensor Network

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Received: 1 July 2009; in revised form: 7 August 2009 / Accepted: 7 August 2009 / Published: 11 August 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wireless Sensor Technologies and Applications)
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Abstract: A medical sensor network can wirelessly monitor vital signs of humans, making it useful for long-term health care without sacrificing patient comfort and mobility. For such a network to be viable, its design must protect data privacy and authenticity given that medical data are highly sensitive. We identify the unique security challenges of such a sensor network and propose a set of resource-efficient mechanisms to address these challenges. Our solution includes (1) a novel two-tier scheme for verifying the authenticity of patient data, (2) a secure key agreement protocol to set up shared keys between sensor nodes and base stations, and (3) symmetric encryption/decryption for protecting data confidentiality and integrity. We have implemented the proposed mechanisms on a wireless mote platform, and our results confirm their feasibility.
Keywords: medical sensor network; neural network; elliptic curve cryptography; security
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Malasri, K.; Wang, L. Design and Implementation of a SecureWireless Mote-Based Medical Sensor Network. Sensors 2009, 9, 6273-6297.

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Malasri K, Wang L. Design and Implementation of a SecureWireless Mote-Based Medical Sensor Network. Sensors. 2009; 9(8):6273-6297.

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Malasri, Kriangsiri; Wang, Lan. 2009. "Design and Implementation of a SecureWireless Mote-Based Medical Sensor Network." Sensors 9, no. 8: 6273-6297.


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