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Wearable Sensors by Michael R Neuman, Edward Sazonov

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Chapter 6.3

Trust Establishment in Wireless Body Area Networks

Shucheng Yu1, Ming Li2 and Lu Shi1,    1University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA,    2Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA

Security and privacy bear paramount importance for wireless body area networks (WBAN) that collect and transmit vital signs of patients and provide continuous health monitoring. Security mechanisms successful in conventional networks and systems may not work in WBAN due to hardware constraints, device heterogeneity, system usability, and compatibility. Recent research on security and privacy in WBAN has been focused on lightweight and non-intrusive solutions that utilize resources widely available to most WBANs. This chapter provides ...

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