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Wireless Body Area Network

Huan-Bang Li , Kamya Yekeh Yazdandoost , Bin Zhen

ISBN 10: 8792329462 / ISBN 13: 9788792329462
Published by River Publishers, 2010
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Title: Wireless Body Area Network

Publisher: River Publishers

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: International Edition

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Wireless body area network (WBAN) is a small-scaled network that operates inside, on, or in the peripheral proximity of a body. The strong demands from both the medical and healthcare society and the consumer electronics industry have been accelerating the development of WBAN. WBAN is expected to be one of the main technologies to provide extremely high convenience and high efficiency in assisting healthcare or medical services. From the consumer electronics’ point of view, WBAN is also of great interest in providing body-centric electronics for leisure, entertainment, game control, etc.

Recent technological advances in low-power microelectronics, miniaturization, and wireless networking enable the design and proliferation of WBAN. However, engineers and designers of WBAN may face a number of challenging tasks such as regulatory circumstance, channel model, low power consumption, thermal effect, antenna and body loss, high-efficiency radios, reasonable data rate, high reliability, and efficient medium access.

Wireless Body Area Network addresses various aspects of WBAN including:

· Regulations
· Antenna, Body Tissues and Radio Propagation
· Physical Layer Technologies
· Medium Access Control
· Standardization

The objective of this book is to provide sound understanding of the basic concepts, characteristics, and technologies of the new fast growing WBAN system. It investigates and summarizes frequency regulations on candidate frequency bands, such as ultra wideband (UWB), industrial, scientific, and medical (ISM), medical implant communication service (MICS), and wireless medical telemetry system (WMTS), in different countries and regions. The text describes antenna, propagation, and channel modeling related to WBAN, and it addresses the effects of radio frequency on tissues and organs and the effects of human tissues on RF propagations. Physical (PHY) layer technologies, including both narrow band and UWB are illustrated. Medium access control (MAC) technologies for WBAN are discussed, and a unified MAC design, which is independent of underlying PHY technologies, is provided. The text also briefly reviews standardization with IEEE802.15.6, IEEE 11073, and ETSI eHealth Project.

This book is a useful tool for university students, communication system engineers, and communication system researchers who study or design WBAN.

About the Author:

Huan-Bang Li received the Dr. of Eng. degrees from Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan in 1994. He joined the Communications Research Laboratory (CRL), Japan in 1994 (now, National Institute of Information and communications Technology: NICT), and has been engaged in research on mobile satellite communications with the engineering test satellites of ETS-VI as well as COMETS, ultra-wideband (UWB) technology, and body area network (BAN). From 1999 to 2000, he was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA. He is now a senior researcher of the Medical ICT Group of NICT. He has been also a Visiting Associate Professor of the University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan, since 2002. He has been working with IEEE 802.15 WPAN WG since 2005 and currently serves as the vice chairman of IEEE 802.15.6 Task Group. He was a Guest Editor of IEICE Trans. on Communications in 2008 and 2009. He authored a book Block-coded modulations using Viterbi decodingA", TRICEPS, 1999 (in Japanese). He received the Young Engineer Award and the Excellent Paper Award of IEICE Japan in 1996 and 1998, respectively, and the Distinguished Patent Award from the Ministry of Science and Technology Agency of Japan in 2000. Kamya Yekeh Yazdandoost received his Ph.D degree from University of Pune, Pune, India, in 2000. He joined the Communications Research Laboratory (CRL), Japan in 2003 (now, National Institute of Information and communications Technology: NICT), and has been engaged in research on Ultra WideBand (UWB) and on Wireless Body Area Network (BAN) technology. He is currently working as an Expert Researcher at the Medical-ICT group, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan. He is an adjunct Professor with University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland and he is recipient of Finland Distinguished Professor Program (FIDIPRO) for the periods of 2010-2014. He was invited Guest Professor at the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok Thailand Feb. 2007. He is the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Chair in the Committee for Channel Modelling of Body Area Network Standardization and he is a life member of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society. He is a representative of the NICT, Japan to the European COST2100 Action (Management Committee Meeting on Pervasive Mobile and Ambient Wireless Communications). He is also a Member of European Microwave Association. He is holding Four patents and his six other patents are pending. He is also Associate Editor of International Journal of Microwave Science and Technology. Bin Zhen received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China in 1997. He joined National Institute of Information and Communication Technology as an expert researcher from 2005. He has been engaged in research on Ultra WideBand (UWB) and on Wireless Body Area Network (BAN) technology. Before this, he was with the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Network Innovation Laboratories, where he worked on active RFID and real time location tracking systems. He has been with i-Networking Lab of Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology from 2000 to 2003. He conducted research for Bluetooth Special Interest Group. Currently he has been deeply involving into the standardization of BAN in the IEEE 802.15.6 and serves as the secretary of IEEE 802.15.6.

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