A MAC layer protocol supporting the application of WSNs in medicine and healthcare domains

Zhang, Zhongwei and Zhou, Hong (2011) A MAC layer protocol supporting the application of WSNs in medicine and healthcare domains. In: 12th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing (SNPD 2011), 6-8 Jul 2011, Sydney, Australia.

PDF (Accepted Version)

Download (110Kb)


Application of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) in many fields has achieved a significant advances, many research can be seen in military, industrial control surveillance, and bush fire and wild habitant monitoring, However, it is a bit too early to claim the application of WSN in the domain of Medicine and Healthcare (M&HC) a big success.
The major obstacle is the concern raised by the users that how secure the collected data is stored or transmitted over the underlying WSN and how to protect privacy while taking advantage of the technology. In this paper, a sensible solution is proposed to improve the security by augmenting the IEEE 802.15.4 standard with intrusion detection and counterattack mechanism.

Statistics for USQ ePrint 19384
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. IEEE and its licensors own all rights, title and interest in the contents of IEEE Xplore including all IEEE journals, letters, magazines, periodicals, transactions, conference proceedings and standards. Access to and use of such content is subject to the terms and conditions of applicable license agreements, United States copyright law and international copyright laws and treaties.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2012 07:06
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 22:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: IEEE 802.15.4; intrusion detection; wireless sensor networks
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080503 Networking and Communications
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080303 Computer System Security
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8902 Computer Software and Services > 890202 Application Tools and System Utilities
C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920405 Environmental Health
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/SNPD.2011.32
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19384

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only