—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.
—Amplifier ear, body area network (BAN), body
sensor networks (BSNs),wireless sensor networks (WSNs).
The authors are with NIIT University, India (e-mail:
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.