Evaluating the IEEE 802.15.6 2.4GHz WBAN proposal on medical multi-parameter monitoring under WiFi/Bluetooth interference

Yufei Wang, Qixin Wang

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Wireless body area networks (WBAN) play a key role in the future of e-Health. In response, IEEE sets up working group 802.15.6 to standardize WBAN schemes. Of all existing standard proposals, the 2.4GHz proposal is the most mature and ready for mass production. However, as e-Health WBAN applications are often mission/life critical, people are concerned with the reliability (particularly, coexistence reliability) of this proposal. This study evaluates the 2.4GHz proposal under WiFi/Bluetooth interference in the context of medical multi-parameter monitoring. The authors conclude that WiFi poses a major threat to such application scenario, while Bluetooth does not.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-62
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2011


  • Bluetooth
  • Coexistence
  • Multi-Parameter Monitor
  • Reliability
  • Robustness
  • WiFi
  • Wireless Body Area Networks (WBAN)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Informatics

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