11th International Conference on Body Area Networks

Research Article

Precise Detection and Treatment of Human Diseases Based on Nano Networking

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-12-2016.2267585,
        author={Marc Stelzner and Florian-Lennert Lau and Katja Freundt and Florian B\'{y}ther and Mai Linh Nguyen and Cordula Stamme and Sebastian Ebers},
        title={Precise Detection and Treatment of Human Diseases Based on Nano Networking},
        proceedings={11th International Conference on Body Area Networks},
        keywords={bacterial pneumonia fcn iont molecular communication tile-based self-assembly},
  • Marc Stelzner
    Florian-Lennert Lau
    Katja Freundt
    Florian Büther
    Mai Linh Nguyen
    Cordula Stamme
    Sebastian Ebers
    Year: 2017
    Precise Detection and Treatment of Human Diseases Based on Nano Networking
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-12-2016.2267585
Marc Stelzner1,*, Florian-Lennert Lau1, Katja Freundt2, Florian Büther1, Mai Linh Nguyen1, Cordula Stamme3, Sebastian Ebers1
  • 1: University of Lübeck
  • 2: Research Center Borstel
  • 3: Research Center Borstel, University of Lübeck
*Contact email: stelzner@itm.uni-luebeck.de


This paper presents an elaborate scenario to highlight and motivate interdisciplinary computer science involvement in nanotechnology for medical applications. Our scenario illustrates how nanotechnology can be employed to detect and potentially directly treat infectious diseases as a paradigm for human disorders associated with high morbidity and mortality. Thus, more precise techniques that monitor the presence and concentration of critical marker molecules (host- and pathogen-derived) may be applicable at an earlier stage of the disease. Moreover, since the concentration threshold varies from person to person, continuous and individualized monitoring of both diagnostic and therapeutic measures is required. To detect and treat diseases directly at the affected location, we propose the usage of an in-body nano network build by nano machines. To report findings and receive commands from outside of the body, the nano network is connected to a body area network via gateways. In this paper, we discuss the capabilities of nano machinery and presents the aforementioned network architecture.