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Traffic Priority-Aware Medical Data Dissemination Scheme for IoT Based WBASN Healthcare Applications

Muhammad Anwar1, Farhan Masud2, Rizwan Aslam Butt3, Sevia Mahdaliza Idrus4,*, Mohammad Nazir Ahmad5, Mohd Yazid Bajuri6

1 Department of Computer Science, NFC Institute of Engineering and Fertilizer Research, Faisalabad, Pakistan
2 Department of Statistics and Computer Science, Faculty of Life Sciences Business Management, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
3 Department of Electronics Engineering, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan
4 School of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
5 Institute of IR4.0, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
6 Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

* Corresponding Author: Sevia Mahdaliza Idrus. Email: email

Computers, Materials & Continua 2022, 71(3), 4443-4456.


Wireless Body Area Sensor Network (WBASN) is an automated system for remote health monitoring of patients. WBASN under umbrella of Internet of Things (IoT) is comprised of small Biomedical Sensor Nodes (BSNs) that can communicate with each other without human involvement. These BSNs can be placed on human body or inside the skin of the patients to regularly monitor their vital signs. The BSNs generate critical data as it is related to patient's health. The data traffic can be classified as Sensitive Data (SD) and Non-sensitive Data (ND) packets based on the value of vital signs. These data packets have different priority to deliver. The ND packets may tolerate some delay or packet loss whereas, the SD packets required to be delivered on time with minimized packet loss otherwise it can be life threating to the patients. In this research, we propose a Traffic Priority-aware Medical Data Dissemination (TPMD2) scheme for WBASN to deliver the data packets according to their priority based on the sensitivity of the data. The assessment of the proposed scheme is carried out in various experiments. The simulation results of the TPMD2 scheme indicate a significant improvement in packets delivery, transmission delay and energy efficiency in comparison with the existing schemes.


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M. Anwar, F. Masud, R. Aslam Butt, S. Mahdaliza Idrus, M. Nazir Ahmad et al., "Traffic priority-aware medical data dissemination scheme for iot based wbasn healthcare applications," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 71, no.3, pp. 4443–4456, 2022.


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