Body Area Networks

Submission Deadline: 30 July 2020

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of body area networks, wireless sensors networks, medical ICT, intelligent health management, and big data analysis.

Wearable communications and personal health management are the future trends of the healthcare industry. To make this happen, new technologies are required to provide trustable measurement and communication mechanisms, from the data source to medical health databases. Wireless body area networks (WBAN) are the focus of this Special Section, not just on-body devices, but also technologies providing information from inside the body. Dependable communications combined with accurate localization and behavior analysis will benefit WBAN technology and make healthcare processes more effective.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Wearable computing
  • Embedded devices and medical applications
  • In-, on- and off-body communications & networking
  • Antennas and propagation
  • Security and privacy of health data communications
  • Smart BAN for social inclusion
  • Socio-economic aspects of health caring
  • Medical device regulation
  • Human bond communications
  • Remote patient management and preventive care
  • Radio coexistence and interference management
  • Rehabilitation and activity monitoring
  • Wellness and sport applications of body area networks
  • ICT solutions for health and wellness education
  • Molecular communications
  • WBANs supporting cognitive impairments

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Associate Editor:  Lorenzo Mucchi, University of Florence, Italy

Guest Editors:

    1. Matti Hämäläinen, University of Oulu, Finland
    2. Massimiliano Pierobon, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
    3. Diep Nguyen, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
    4. Hirokazu Tanaka, Hiroshima Hiroshima City University, Dept. of Biomedical Information Sciences


Relevant IEEE Access Special Sections:

  1. Wearable and Implantable Devices and Systems
  2. Molecular Communication Networks
  3. Advances of Multisensory Services and Technologies for Healthcare in Smart Cities

IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief:
  Prof. Derek Abbott, University of Adelaide

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