Title: Effective transmission of critical parameters in heterogeneous wireless body area sensor networks

Authors: V. Navya; P. Deepalakshmi

Addresses: Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Krishnankoil, Virudhunagar, India ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Krishnankoil, Virudhunagar, India

Abstract: Wireless body area networks have great potential to change the future of remote and personalised healthcare technology by embedding smart devices to provide real-time feedback. In this article, proposed a threshold-based routing concept to route only the critical data of bio-sensors during an emergency condition of a patient. Sensor nodes attached to the body, sense and forwards patient's vital sign's data based on the standard thresholds applied during the routing process. Depending on variations in the sensed data, the energy parameters are calculated and data are routed to the coordinator node for further communication. An efficient node is selected based on the least cost value that depends on high residual energy and less distance to sink. From the results obtained, the proposed technique provides improvements in terms of energy, stability period, network lifetime, throughput, path loss and packet delivery ratio compared to existing multi-hop routing techniques.

Keywords: wireless body area network; WBAN; real-time feedback; bio-sensors; threshold-based routing; personalised healthcare; emergency condition; vital sign's data; effective transmission; smart devices; critical parameters; standard thresholds; network lifetime; energy parameters; multihop routing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJENM.2019.103161

International Journal of Enterprise Network Management, 2019 Vol.10 No.3/4, pp.350 - 370

Received: 20 Sep 2018
Accepted: 24 Mar 2019

Published online: 21 Oct 2019 *

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