• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 36, Pages: 1-8

Original Article

Novel BNC Placement Strategy for Wireless Body Area Networks


Objective: Real-time monitoring of patients is considered as the key issues in managing healthcare system. Wireless Body Area Networks (WBAN) is one of the wise healthcare monitoring systems holding applications in numerous fields like medical, wellness, military, sports and so forth. The correspondence standard for Wireless Body Area Networks is characterized by the IEEE 802.15.6 for the operation around the human body. In WBAN, network longevity is one noteworthy issue confronted following the constrained energy supply in body nodes. Methods: The primary goal of this work is to expand the network lifetime, so a Modified Position Aware Algorithm is actualized where the spatial coordinates and battery status of every node is shared to all the nodes inside the network by incorporating the Probabilistic Energy Aware Routing (PER) and Body Node Coordinator (BNC) is versatile in the network. Results: A simulation result demonstrates that the network lifetime is reliably improved. The placement of BNC using the Modified Position-Aware BNC Placement algorithm along with the PER protocol improves the network lifetime reliably. Application: The proposed system facilitates to intimate the patient’s critical parameters to the remote doctor in prior, this saves the diagnosis time and thus helps to save the Life. 
Keywords: Patient, Body Area Networks (BAN), Body Node Coordinator (BNC), Network Longevity, Spatial Co-Ordinates 


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