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Towards the Connected Body: Advances in Body Communications

  1. Content type: Research

    Personal area networks and, more specifically, body area networks (BANs) are key building blocks of future generation networks and of the Internet of Things as well. In this article, we present a novel analyti...

    Authors: Jean-Michel Dricot, Stéphane Van Roy, Gianluigi Ferrari, François Horlin and Philippe De Doncker

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2011 2011:122

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    A wireless body area network (WBAN) consists of a wireless network with devices placed close to, attached on, or implanted into the human body. Wireless communication within a human body experiences loss in th...

    Authors: Divya Kurup, Maria Scarpello, Günter Vermeeren, Wout Joseph, Kristof Dhaenens, Fabrice Axisa, Luc Martens, Dries Vande Ginste, Hendrik Rogier and Jan Vanfleteren

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2011 2011:51

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    Secure time synchronization is a paramount service for wireless sensor networks (WSNs) constituted by multiple interconnected body area networks (BANs). We propose a novel approach to securely and efficiently ...

    Authors: DavidSanchez Sanchez, Luis Alonso, Pantelis Angelidis and Christos Verikoukis

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2011 2011:797931

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    Ultrawideband (UWB) communication is a promising technology for wireless body area networks (BANs), especially for applications that require transmission of both low and high data rates with excellent energy e...

    Authors: Lingli Xia, Stephen Redfield and Patrick Chiang

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2011 2011:703239

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    On-body propagation is one of the dominant propagation mechanisms in wireless body area networks (WBANs). It is characterized by near-field body-coupling and strong body-scattering effects. The temporal and sp...

    Authors: Lingfeng Liu, Farshad Keshmiri, Christophe Craeye, Philippe De Doncker and Claude Oestges

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2011 2011:362521

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    Body area network (BAN) has recently emerged as a promising platform for future research and development. The applications are myriad and encompass a wide range of scenarios, including those in not only medici...

    Authors: FrancisMinhthang Bui and Dimitrios Hatzinakos

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2011 2011:641867

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    This paper presents a prototype of a telemonitoring system, based on a BAN (Body Area Network) that is integrated by a Bluetooth (BT) pulse oximeter, a GPS (Global Positioning System) unit, and a smartphone. T...

    Authors: M. J. Morón, A. Gómez-Jaime, J. R. Luque and E. Casilari

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2011 2011:629526

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    Upcoming ambient intelligence environments will boast ever larger number of sensor nodes readily available on body, in objects, and in the user's surroundings. We envision "Pervasive Apps", user-centric activi...

    Authors: Daniel Roggen, Clemens Lombriser, Mirco Rossi and Gerhard Tröster

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2011 2011:172831

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