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TitleDesign of a MAC protocol for e-emergency WSNs
Author(s)Gama, Óscar Sílvio Marques Almeida
Carvalho, Paulo
Mendes, P. M.
Issue date2012
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Abstract(s)The wide adoption of WSNs in healthcare is still conditioned by quality of service (QoS) issues, namely at the MAC level. Medium access protocols currently available for WSNs are incapable of providing the required QoS to healthcare applications in scenarios of emergency or intensive medical care. To fill this lacuna, this paper introduces a MAC protocol presenting novel concepts to assure the QoS of e-emergency WSNs. Preliminary validation tests showed that the proposed protocol presents a good performance regarding data transmission robustness without sacrificing the power consumption efficiency.
TypeConference paper
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