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A low power medium access control protocol for wireless medical sensor networks

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dc.contributor.author Lamprinos, IE en
dc.contributor.author Prentza, A en
dc.contributor.author Sakka, E en
dc.contributor.author Koutsouris, D en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T02:42:24Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T02:42:24Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en
dc.identifier.issn 05891019 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/30985
dc.subject Energy efficiency en
dc.subject MAC protocol en
dc.subject Medical sensor networks en
dc.subject Telemedicine en
dc.subject.other Biosensors en
dc.subject.other Communication channels (information theory) en
dc.subject.other Data transfer en
dc.subject.other Energy efficiency en
dc.subject.other Energy utilization en
dc.subject.other Error correction en
dc.subject.other Error detection en
dc.subject.other Health care en
dc.subject.other Packet networks en
dc.subject.other Quality of service en
dc.subject.other Synchronization en
dc.subject.other Telemedicine en
dc.subject.other Throughput en
dc.subject.other Transceivers en
dc.subject.other Wireless telecommunication systems en
dc.subject.other Digital electronics en
dc.subject.other MAC protocol en
dc.subject.other Medical sensor networks en
dc.subject.other Wireless networks en
dc.subject.other Biomedical engineering en
dc.title A low power medium access control protocol for wireless medical sensor networks en
heal.type conferenceItem en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1109/IEMBS.2004.1403624 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2004.1403624 en
heal.publicationDate 2004 en
heal.abstract The concept of a wireless integrated network of sensors, already applied in several sectors of our everyday life, such as security, transportation and environment monitoring, can as well provide an advanced monitor and control resource for healthcare services. By networking medical sensors wirelessly, attaching them in patient's body, we create the appropriate infrastructure for continuous and real-time monitoring of patient without discomforting him. This infrastructure can improve healthcare by providing the means for flexible acquisition of vital signs, while at the same time it provides more convenience to the patient. Given the type of wireless network, traditional Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols cannot take advantage of the application specific requirements and information characteristics occurring in medical sensor networks, such as the demand for low power consumption and the rather limited and asymmetric data traffic. In this paper, we present the architecture of a low power MAC protocol, designated to support wireless networks of medical sensors. This protocol aims to improve energy efficiency by exploiting the inherent application features and requirements. It is oriented towards the avoidance of main energy wastage sources, such as idle listening, collision and power outspending. en
heal.journalName Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/IEMBS.2004.1403624 en
dc.identifier.volume 26 III en
dc.identifier.spage 2129 en
dc.identifier.epage 2132 en


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