REQUIREMENTS AND SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE FOR A HEALTHCARE WIRELESS BODY AREA NETWORK

Finn Overgaard Hansen, Thomas Skjødeberg Toftegaard

Abstract

Wireless body area networks enable new opportunities for personal healthcare monitoring and personal healthcare applications. This paper presents a comprehensive set of requirements and challenges for building a wireless body area network to support diverse user groups and a corresponding set of healthcare applications. Based on the identified requirements, the paper presents an architecture for a wireless body area network and describes how this architecture is connected to an existing it-infrastructure supporting healthcare at home. Finally the paper presents our on-going research with development of an ASE-BAN test bed. The major goal for this test bed is to be a platform for research and experiments with development of an ultra-low power body area network including sensor, communication nodes, communication protocols and a body gateway component.

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Overgaard Hansen F. and Skjødeberg Toftegaard T. (2011). REQUIREMENTS AND SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE FOR A HEALTHCARE WIRELESS BODY AREA NETWORK . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-34-8, pages 193-199. DOI: 10.5220/0003138601930199


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf11,
author={Finn Overgaard Hansen and Thomas Skjødeberg Toftegaard},
title={REQUIREMENTS AND SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE FOR A HEALTHCARE WIRELESS BODY AREA NETWORK},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={193-199},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003138601930199},
isbn={978-989-8425-34-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011)
TI - REQUIREMENTS AND SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE FOR A HEALTHCARE WIRELESS BODY AREA NETWORK
SN - 978-989-8425-34-8
AU - Overgaard Hansen F.
AU - Skjødeberg Toftegaard T.
PY - 2011
SP - 193
EP - 199
DO - 10.5220/0003138601930199