1st Edition

Wireless Body Area Networks Technology, Implementation, and Applications

Edited By Mehmet R. Yuce, Jamil Khan Copyright 2012
    582 Pages 84 Color & 126 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    With contributions from experts, this book explores the latest WBAN systems, technologies, and applications. It covers the basic techniques for designing and building WBAN systems. It explains the deployment issues and then moves into the application areas. The remaining chapters focus on the development of hardware, signal processing algorithms, and wireless communication and network design for wearable and implantable body sensors used in WBAN applications. The book discusses antenna design, propagation in and around the body, channel modeling, coexistence and power management issues, which are other critical design components for successful hospital deployment.

    Wireless Patient Monitoring in a Clinical Setting, E. J. Pino et al.
    Real-Time Cardiac Arrhythmias Monitoring, Z. Haiying et al.
    Human Bio-Kinematic Monitoring, R. Jafari et al.
    Signal Processing In-Node Frameworks for Wireless Body Area Networks, F. Aiello and G. Fortino
    Hardware Developments and Systems for Wireless Body Area Networks, M. R. Yuce
    Wireless Body Area Network Implementations for Ambulatory Health Monitoring, R. Naima and J. Canny
    Ambulatory Recording of Bio-Potential Signals, R. F. Yazicioglu
    Network and Medium Access Control Protocol Design, J. Y. Khan
    Power Management in Body Area Networks, V. Sivaraman et al.
    Channel Modeling of Narrowband Body Centric Wireless Communications, S. L. Cotton and W. G. Scanlon
    Antenna Design and Propagation, T. Dissanayake
    Coexistence issues, A. Sikora
    Implanted Wireless Communication, H. Higgins
    Wireless Power and Data Telemetry for Wearable and Implantable Electronics, Z. Yang et al.
    Ultra Wideband Wireless Body Area Networks, M. R. Yuce and Ho Chee Keong


    Mehmet R. Yuce received the M.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, in 2001 and Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh, NC, in December 2004. Currently he is an academic member in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. He has served as a research assistant between August 2001 and October 2004 with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NCSU, Raleigh, NC. He was a postdoctoral researcher in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of California at Santa Cruz in 2005. His research interests include wireless implantable telemetry, wireless body area network, biosensors, integrated circuit technology dealing with digital, analog and radio frequency circuit designs for wireless, biomedical, and RF applications. Dr. Yuce has published more than 70 technical articles in these areas and received a NASA group achievement award in 2007 for developing an SOI transceiver.

    Jamil Khan received Ph.D. in electronic and electrical engineering specializing in communications engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. Currently, he works as an academic in the University of Newcastle, Australia. His main research interest is in the areas of wireless communication networks, cooperative networks, smart grid communications, wireless sensor networks, and wireless body area network. He has been actively involved in research in these areas for the last 20 years and has published more than 100 articles. He is a senior member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) Communications society and a member of the ACM (Association of Computer Machinery). He has been involved in many in technical program committees of IEEE international conferences and reviewer of many top ranking international journals.