Increasing Lifetime through Sleep Awake and Conditional Transmission in Wireless Body Area Networks

Karthik Jayaraman, A. Rajesh


Human health is being monitored by wireless sensors from their home using wireless body area networks. Increase in the wireless body sensors made human to monitor health with great ease. Patient need not be stay in hospital for long time instead they may use body sensors and they may monitor their health from their residence itself. So that patients easily will be moving around their residence. Even though development of technology made ease of every task there are also constraints that need to be reduced. Since the body nodes are very tiny the battery used for the sensor is also small, in turn the battery capacity is also greatly reduced. So the life time of the sensor nodes are very low and in turn network lifetime also will be very less. In order to increase the life time of the node energy consumption should be monitored with more care. In our proposed system we implement sleep awake method along with conditional transmission to reduce the energy consumption that automatically increases the life time of the node as well as network. Our proposed method gives better result when compare with the performance of other methods in saving energy.


Energy, Sleep Awake, Conditional Transmission, Network Lifetime, Body Sensors.

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) – eISSN: 1865-7923
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