1st International ICST Workshop on Wireless Pervasive Healthcare

Research Article

Quality of Service for IEEE 802.15.4-based Wireless Body Sensor Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.6054,
        author={Jose Javier Garcia and Thomas Falck},
        title={Quality of Service for IEEE 802.15.4-based Wireless Body Sensor Networks},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Workshop on Wireless Pervasive Healthcare},
        proceedings_a={WIPH},
        year={2009},
        month={8},
        keywords={QoS, IEEE 802.15.4, Wireless Body Sensor Networks, Reliability, Timeliness},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.6054}
    }
    
  • Jose Javier Garcia
    Thomas Falck
    Year: 2009
    Quality of Service for IEEE 802.15.4-based Wireless Body Sensor Networks
    WIPH
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.6054
Jose Javier Garcia1,*, Thomas Falck2,*
  • 1: Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2: Philips Research Europe, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
*Contact email: josejaviergs@yahoo.com, thomas.falck@philips.com

Abstract

We present a novel mechanism intended to provide Quality of Service (QoS) for IEEE 802.15.4-based Wireless Body Sensor Networks (WBSN) used for pervasive healthcare applications. The mechanism was implemented and validated on the AquisGrain WBSN platform. Our results show that the QoS performance of the IEEE 802.15.4 standard can be considerably improved in terms of reliability and timeliness for intra-node as well as inter-node scenarios while keeping backward compatibility to ensure interoperability.