Wireless Body Area Networks: Research Issues and Future Trends

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Mridul Chawla, Seema Chawla, Ravi


The paper discusses the basic concept and issues of Wireless Body Area networks (WBANs), and its applications in various domains. The basic architectural requirements of WBANs, the current scenario, energy consumption issues, authentication, reliability, integrity, data security, compatibility, traffic load, periodic scheduling, switching, real time working etc are discussed in length. The need of algorithmic research has also been highlighted. After these, the main application areas over which WBANs have been applied are discussed which further elaborates the implications of the technology. After all these deliberations we have focused on the research issues and future scope in the field. The paper is expected to be able to draw attention towards the vast scope of research in this domain.

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