Interference Mitigation Schemes for Wireless Body Area Sensor Networks: A Comparative Survey.

Sensors (Basel, Switzerland)

PubMedID: 26110407

Le TT, Moh S. Interference Mitigation Schemes for Wireless Body Area Sensor Networks: A Comparative Survey. Sensors (Basel). 2015;15(6):13805-38.
A wireless body area sensor network (WBASN) consists of a coordinator and multiple sensors to monitor the biological signals and functions of the human body. This exciting area has motivated new research and standardization processes, especially in the area of WBASN performance and reliability. In scenarios of mobility or overlapped WBASNs, system performance will be significantly degraded because of unstable signal integrity. Hence, it is necessary to consider interference mitigation in the design. This survey presents a comparative review of interference mitigation schemes in WBASNs. Further, we show that current solutions are limited in reaching satisfactory performance, and thus, more advanced solutions should be developed in the future.