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Body-to-Body Cooperation in Internet of Medical Things: Toward Energy Efficiency Improvement

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Electrical Engineering Technical College, Department of Computer Technical Engineering, Middle Technical University (MTU), Al Doura 10022, Baghdad, Iraq
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Bioelectromagnetics Research Group (BioEM), School of Computer and Communication Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Kampus Pauh Putra, Arau 02600, Perlis, Malaysia
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Department of Computer Technical Engineering, College of Technical Engineering, The Islamic University, Najaf 54001, Iraq
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School of Computer and Communication Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Kampus Pauh Putra, Arau 02600, Perlis, Malaysia
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Future Internet 2019, 11(11), 239; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi11110239
Received: 11 September 2019 / Revised: 21 October 2019 / Accepted: 25 October 2019 / Published: 14 November 2019
Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) technologies provide suitability among physicians and patients because they are useful in numerous medical fields. Wireless body sensor networks (WBSNs) are one of the most crucial technologies from within the IoMT evolution of the healthcare system, whereby each patient is monitored by low-powered and lightweight sensors. When the WBSNs are integrated into IoMT networks, they are quite likely to overlap each other; thus, cooperation between WBSN sensors is possible. In this paper, we consider communication between WBSNs and beyond their communication range. Therefore, we propose inter-WBAN cooperation for the IoMT system, which is also known as inter-WBAN cooperation in an IoMT environment (IWC-IoMT). In this paper, first, a proposed architecture for the IoT health-based system is investigated. Then, a mathematical model of the outage probability for the IWC-IoMT is derived. Finally, the energy efficiency of the IWC-IoT is analysed and inspected. The simulation and numerical results show that the IWC-IoMT (cooperative IoMT) system provides superior performance compared to the non-cooperative system. View Full-Text
Keywords: IoMT; WBSN; inter-WBSNs cooperation; outage probability; and energy efficiency IoMT; WBSN; inter-WBSNs cooperation; outage probability; and energy efficiency
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Abdulmohsin Hammood, D.; Rahim, H.A.; Alkhayyat, A.; Ahmad, R.B. Body-to-Body Cooperation in Internet of Medical Things: Toward Energy Efficiency Improvement. Future Internet 2019, 11, 239.

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