Modeling Induction and Routing to Monitor Hospitalized Patients in Multi-hop Mobility-aware Body Area Networks

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Posted by: Aamir Habib
Posted on: 08 July 2013

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  • Anum Tariq



  • Department: Electrical Engineering
  • University: IST Institute Of Space Technology
  • City: Islamabad
  • Country: Pakistan


06 Feb 2011 to 08 Jul 2013


Wireless Body Area Sensor Networks (WBASNs) will revolutionize health care services by remote, continuous and non-invasive monitoring. Body area  networks should monitor different physiological parameters of a patient’s body for detecting any ailment. In this thesis, a protocol named DARE (Distance  Aware Relaying Energy-efficient) has been proposed in which, the sensors carrying information communicate via relaying network to reduce energy consumption in a multi-hop manner to transmit data to the sink to elongate the duration of the entire network. Different hospital ward scenarios are under taken in which, heterogeneous sensors have been incorporated with an aim to minimize energy consumption as well to maximize lifetime of the network. Impact of mobility of patient’s body has also been introduced to investigate the energy consumption and stability of the network.  The protocol has also been compared with another protocol of BAN named Mobility-supporting Adaptive Threshold-based Thermal-aware Energy-efficient Multi-hop ProTocol (M-ATTEMPT). The results of the proposed protocol depict increased energy efficiency and maximized network lifetime at the cost of increased delay. Simulations have been carried out in MATLAB v7.8.0.


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