3rd International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks

Research Article

Analysis of Body Sensor Network Using Human Body as the Channel

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.BODYNETS2008.2928,
        author={Jerald Yoo and Namjun Cho and Hoi-Jun  Yoo},
        title={Analysis of Body Sensor Network Using Human Body as the Channel},
        proceedings={3rd International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={BODYNETS},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Body sensor network body channel communication body channel network star topology},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.BODYNETS2008.2928}
    }
    
  • Jerald Yoo
    Namjun Cho
    Hoi-Jun Yoo
    Year: 2010
    Analysis of Body Sensor Network Using Human Body as the Channel
    BODYNETS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.BODYNETS2008.2928
Jerald Yoo1,*, Namjun Cho1,*, Hoi-Jun Yoo1,*
  • 1: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 1233 Electrical Engineering, KAIST, 373-1, Guseong, Yuseong, Daejeon, South Korea 82-42-869-5468
*Contact email: jerald@eeinfo.kaist.ac.kr, buzm@eeinfo.kaist.ac.kr, hjyoo@ee.kaist.ac.kr

Abstract

A body sensor network using human body as a communication medium is analyzed and designed to achieve both power- and energy-efficiency. An analysis of the body channel network on frequency, distance, transmitting power and received power is performed. The analysis reveals the star topology consumes less energy than the ad-hoc topology for body channel network. Based on the analysis results, the packet structure for body channel network, with variable payload size that minimizes energy consumption, is designed.