Body area networks: Safety, security, and sustainability

Sandeep Gupta, Tridib Mukherjee, Krishna Kumar Venkatasubramanian

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Body area networks (BANs) are networks of wireless sensors and medical devices embedded in clothing, worn on or implanted in the body, and have the potential to revolutionize healthcare by enabling pervasive healthcare. However, due to their critical applications affecting human health, challenges arise when designing them to ensure they are safe for the user, sustainable without requiring frequent battery replacements and secure from interference and malicious attacks. This book lays the foundations of how BANs can be redesigned from a cyber-physical systems perspective (CPS) to overcome these issues. Introducing cutting-edge theoretical and practical techniques and taking into account the unique environment-coupled characteristics of BANs, the book examines how we can re-imagine the design of safe, secure and sustainable BANs. it features real-world case studies, suggestions for further investigation and project ideas, making it invaluable for anyone involved in pervasive and mobile healthcare, telemedicine, medical apps and other cyber-physical systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages141
ISBN (Electronic)9781139108126
ISBN (Print)9781107021020
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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