IEEE 802.15.6 standard in wireless body area networks from a healthcare point of view

S. Ahmad Salehi, M. A. Razzaque, Inmaculada Tomeo-Reyes, Nasir Hussain

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    Abstract

    The first standard supporting communication in wireless body area networks (WBANs) is IEEE 802.15 Task Groups 6 (TG6). IEEE 802.15.6 is a standard for short-range, low power, and highly reliable wireless communication in, on and around the human body. It supports a wide range of applications in body area networks (BANs) such as healthcare services. In WBANs, nodes are partitioned into a physical (PHY) layer and a medium access control (MAC) layer. In this paper, the MAC and PHY layers are investigated. The different types of communication supported by this standard, such as narrowband (NB), ultra-wideband (UWB), and human body communication (HBC), are further defined here. The security aspect of the standard is also discussed and investigated. Finally, using the standard and existing literature in WBAN, open issues and challenges are identified as a source of future study.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications, APCC 2016
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages523-528
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781509006762
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2016
    Event22nd Asia‐Pacific Conference on Communications - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    Duration: 25 Aug 201627 Aug 2016
    Conference number: 22

    Publication series

    NameProceedings - Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications, APCC 2016

    Conference

    Conference22nd Asia‐Pacific Conference on Communications
    Abbreviated titleAPCC 2016
    CountryIndonesia
    CityYogyakarta
    Period25/08/1627/08/16

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    Salehi, S. A., Razzaque, M. A., Tomeo-Reyes, I., & Hussain, N. (2016). IEEE 802.15.6 standard in wireless body area networks from a healthcare point of view. In Proceedings - Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications, APCC 2016 (pp. 523-528). [7581523] (Proceedings - Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications, APCC 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/APCC.2016.7581523