A Three-tiered Architecture for Large-scale Wireless Hospital Sensor Networks

Jamila Ben Slimane, Ye-Qiong Song, Anis Koubâa, Mounir Frikha

Abstract

The Utra Wide Band physical layer specified by the IEEE 802.15.4a standard [1] presents numerous advantages comparing with its original IEEE 802.15.4 standard, namely high accuracy positioning ability, high data rate up to 27 mbps, extended communication range, low power consumption and low complexity. Actually, many research and development activities focus on the design of UWB sensor nodes entities. However nodes interactions or network configuration are neglected. For that, we propose in this paper to investigate the use of UWB for large scale Wireless Hospital Sensor Networks (WHSNs) to benefit from the advantages offered by the UWB technology. This evolving networking paradigm promises to revolutionize healthcare by allowing inexpensive, non-invasive, pervasive and ubiquitous, ambulatory health monitoring. We present the design of new system architecture, based on IEEE 802.15.4a compliant sensors, suitable for health monitoring application in high dense hospital environment. The proposed system architecture is intended to support large-scale deployment and to improve the network performance in terms of energy efficiency, real-time guarantees and Quality-of-Service (QoS).

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Ben Slimane J., Song Y., Koubâa A. and Frikha M. (2009). A Three-tiered Architecture for Large-scale Wireless Hospital Sensor Networks . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Mobilizing Health Information to Support Healthcare-related Knowledge Work - Volume 1: Workshop MobiHealthInf, (BIOSTEC 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-78-4, pages 20-31. DOI: 10.5220/0001813500200031


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@conference{workshop mobihealthinf09,
author={Jamila Ben Slimane and Ye-Qiong Song and Anis Koubâa and Mounir Frikha},
title={A Three-tiered Architecture for Large-scale Wireless Hospital Sensor Networks },
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Mobilizing Health Information to Support Healthcare-related Knowledge Work - Volume 1: Workshop MobiHealthInf, (BIOSTEC 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={20-31},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001813500200031},
isbn={978-989-8111-78-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Mobilizing Health Information to Support Healthcare-related Knowledge Work - Volume 1: Workshop MobiHealthInf, (BIOSTEC 2009)
TI - A Three-tiered Architecture for Large-scale Wireless Hospital Sensor Networks
SN - 978-989-8111-78-4
AU - Ben Slimane J.
AU - Song Y.
AU - Koubâa A.
AU - Frikha M.
PY - 2009
SP - 20
EP - 31
DO - 10.5220/0001813500200031