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A novel Smart Routing Protocol for remote health monitoring in Medical Wireless Networks.

Authors
  • Sundararajan, T V P1
  • Sumithra, M G1
  • Maheswar, R2
  • 1 Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Bannariamman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam 638 401, India. , (India)
  • 2 Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Bannariamman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam 638 401, India Sri Krishna College of Technology, Coimbatore, 641 042. , (India)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of healthcare engineering
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
5
Issue
1
Pages
95–121
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1260/2040-2295.5.1.95
PMID: 24691389
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

In a Medical Wireless Network (MWN), sensors constantly monitor patient's physiological condition and movement. Inter-MWN communications are set up between the Patient Server and one or more Centralized Coordinators. However, MWNs require protocols with little energy consumption and the self-organizing attribute perceived in ad-hoc networks. The proposed Smart Routing Protocol (SRP) selects only the nodes with a higher residual energy and lower traffic density for routing. This approach enhances cooperation among the nodes of a Mobile Ad Hoc Network. Consequently, SRP produces better results than the existing protocols, namely Conditional Min-Max Battery Cost Routing, Min-Max Battery Cost Routing and AdHoc On-demand Distance Vector in terms of network parameters. The performance of the erstwhile schemes for routing protocols is evaluated using the network simulator Qualnet v 4.5.

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