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Prof. Pascal Lorenz
University of Haute Alsace, France
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJFCC. The journal publishes good papers in the field of future computer and communication. Hopefully, IJFCC will become a recognized journal among the readers in the filed of future computer and communication.

IJFCC 2015 Vol.4(5): 320-323 ISSN: 2010-3751
doi: 10.18178/ijfcc.2015.4.5.409

Role of Body Area Sensor Networks in Smart Health Care

Neelanjana Basu Roy and Debasis Das
Abstract—The term “computer” or “PC” has never yielded another term “personal”. It is just regarded as a machine with inputs from human beings giving required outputs. However the term or the budding field of Body Area Networks gives new meaning or leverage now to the term "personal" in PCs. In short, this wireless technology leverages wireless communications protocols allowing low-powered sensors to communicate with one another and transmit data to a local base station and to remote places like hospitals. This paper on Wireless Body Area Networks will present a detailed discussion on the various applications of WBANs in smart healthcare systems, its history of development, advantages, disadvantages and the future prospect and scenario of this system. We will also highlight project performed earlier that helped WBANs to provide long-term healthcare monitoring. Our main aim in this paper, is to understand one of the major applications of Body Area Sensor Networks, termed as “Amplifier Ear” which helps people suffering from auditory problems to function properly.

Index Terms—Amplifier ear, body area network (BAN), body sensor networks (BSNs),wireless sensor networks (WSNs).

The authors are with NIIT University, India (e-mail: eelanjanab.roy@st.niituniversity.in).


Cite: Neelanjana Basu Roy and Debasis Das, "Role of Body Area Sensor Networks in Smart Health Care," International Journal of Future Computer and Communication vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 320-323, 2015.

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