Body Area Networks: Safety, Security, and Sustainability

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107021020
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandeep Kumar Shrinath Gupta is Professor, Founding Chair of the Computer Engineering Graduate Program and Director of the IMPACT Lab, School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering (SCIDSE), Arizona State University, USA.

Tridib Mukherjee is a Research Scientist at Xerox Research Center, Bangalore, India.

Krishna Kumar Venkatasubramanian is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer Science, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Body area networks; 3. Safety; 4. Security; 5. Sustainability; 6. Regulatory issues; 7. Implementation of body area networks; 8. Glossary; 9. Exercises.

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