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Towards the Connected Body: Advances in Body Communications

  1. Research

    Impact of the environment and the topology on the performance of hierarchical body area networks

    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...

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

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2011 2011:122

    Published on: 7 October 2011

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    In-body path loss models for implants in heterogeneous human tissues using implantable slot dipole conformal flexible antennas

    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...

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

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2011 2011:51

    Published on: 3 August 2011

  3. Research Article

    Secure Precise Clock Synchronization for Interconnected Body Area Networks

    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 ...

    DavidSanchez Sanchez, Luis Alonso, Pantelis Angelidis and Christos Verikoukis

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2011 2011:797931

    Published on: 27 February 2011

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    Experimental Characterization of a UWB Channel for Body Area Networks

    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...

    Lingli Xia, Stephen Redfield and Patrick Chiang

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2011 2011:703239

    Published on: 20 January 2011

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    An Analytical Modeling of Polarized Time-Variant On-Body Propagation Channels with Dynamic Body Scattering

    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...

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

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2011 2011:362521

    Published on: 19 January 2011

  6. Research Article

    Development and Evaluation of a Python Telecare System Based on a Bluetooth Body Area Network

    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...

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

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2011 2011:629526

    Published on: 9 January 2011

  7. Research Article

    Titan: An Enabling Framework for Activity-Aware "Pervasive Apps" in Opportunistic Personal Area Networks

    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...

    Daniel Roggen, Clemens Lombriser, Mirco Rossi and Gerhard Tröster

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2011 2011:172831

    Published on: 9 January 2011