Body Area Networks: Smart IoT and Big Data for Intelligent Health Management. 14th EAI International Conference, BODYNETS 2019, Florence, Italy, October 2-3, 2019, Proceedings

Research Article

SmartBAN Performance Evaluation for Diverse Applications

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-34833-5_19,
        author={Rida Khan and Muhammad Alam},
        title={SmartBAN Performance Evaluation for Diverse Applications},
        proceedings={Body Area Networks:  Smart IoT and Big Data for Intelligent Health Management. 14th EAI International Conference, BODYNETS 2019, Florence, Italy, October 2-3, 2019, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={BODYNETS},
        year={2019},
        month={11},
        keywords={Wireless body area network (WBAN) SmartBAN Data rate Packet reception rate (PRR) Throughput Latency},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-34833-5_19}
    }
    
  • Rida Khan
    Muhammad Alam
    Year: 2019
    SmartBAN Performance Evaluation for Diverse Applications
    BODYNETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-34833-5_19
Rida Khan1,*, Muhammad Alam1,*
  • 1: Tallinn University of Technology
*Contact email: rikhan@ttu.ee, muhammad.alam@ttu.ee

Abstract

Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs) envision the realization of several applications which involve the physiological monitoring and/or feedback generations according to the monitored vital signs. These applications range from telehealth or telemedicine to sports and entertainment. SmartBAN provides the physical (PHY) and medium access control (MAC) layer specifications for a simplified and efficient execution of these applications. This paper provides an overview of the existing WBAN use-cases and categorizes them according to their data rate requirements. The SmartBAN performance is thoroughly investigated for the implementation of these diverse applications. For performance evaluation, packet reception rate (PRR), aggregated throughput and latency are taken as the primary quality of service (QoS) criteria. We assume two different channel models, namely static CM3B (S-CM3B) and realistic CM3B (R-CM3B), and different options for the slot durations to further comprehend the results. The simulation results indicate that smaller slot duration performs better in terms of PRR and latency while longer slot durations are more effective to support high data rate application throughput requirements.