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
Title of host publicationDigital Advances in Medicine, E-Health, and Communication Technologies
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781466628687
ISBN (Print)9781466627956
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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