2nd International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks

Research Article

AnyBody: a self-organization protocol for body area networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/bodynets.2007.186,
        author={Thomas Watteyne and Isabelle Aug\^{e}-Blum and Mischa Dohler and Dominique Barthel},
        title={AnyBody: a self-organization protocol for body area networks},
        proceedings={2nd International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={BODYNETS},
        year={2007},
        month={6},
        keywords={Wireless (Body) Sensor Networks Self-organization Clustering.},
        doi={10.4108/bodynets.2007.186}
    }
    
  • Thomas Watteyne
    Isabelle Augé-Blum
    Mischa Dohler
    Dominique Barthel
    Year: 2007
    AnyBody: a self-organization protocol for body area networks
    BODYNETS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/bodynets.2007.186
Thomas Watteyne1,*, Isabelle Augé-Blum1,*, Mischa Dohler2,*, Dominique Barthel2,*
  • 1: ARES INRIA / CITI F-69621 INSA Lyon, France
  • 2: France Telecom R&D Grenoble, France
*Contact email: thomas.watteyne@insa-lyon.fr, isabelle.augeblum@insa-lyon.fr, mischa.dohler@orange-ftgroup.com, dominique.barthel@orange-ftgroup.com

Abstract

Self-organization for wireless multi-hop systems can be divided into two categories: proactive cluster-based solutions and reactive on-demand solutions. Whereas the former have been studied for ad-hoc networks, the latter seem more adapted to low-energy low-traffic wireless sensor networks. We show that, despite the relative high cost to build and maintain a topology, a cluster-based approach is particularly suited for Body Area Networks. We present AnyBody, a self-organization protocol in which sensors attached to a person are grouped into clusters.