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J. Sens. Actuator Netw., Volume 8, Issue 2 (June 2019) – 18 articles
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Motivated by the rising demand for remote and improved healthcare while decreasing the cost of [...] Read more. Motivated by the rising demand for remote and improved healthcare while decreasing the cost of using network infrastructures, body-to-body networks (BBNs) are arising as promising solutions that extend Internet of things (IoT) coverage, which ensures remote monitoring of people by using them as network relays. A BBN is defined as a transition from the wireless body area network (WBAN) single concept to a cooperative network of WBANs. Thus, an extensive review of WBAN standards and existing proposals is conducted to highlight candidate protocols worthy of use in BBNs. This survey focuses on four intrinsically related key features for BBN design: energy efficiency, mobility prediction, quality of service (QoS), and security. Further issues related to wireless channel propagation between humans, radio interference, data storage, and heterogeneity are also tackled. View this paper