Cluster-Based Health Monitoring Scheme in Wireless Sensor Networks

  • S. Selvakanmani
  • M. Shanmathi
  • N. S. Sandhya
Part of the EAI/Springer Innovations in Communication and Computing book series (EAISICC)


The prime intention of wireless medical sensor network is to monitor patient’s well-being parameters such as heart rate, blood pressure, etc. which can be gathered by wearable or implantable sensors that are executed at doctor’s facilities and updated to the database in the form of personal health information. Any entrant might drop messages by turning to the corresponding channel, modifying the information which leads to several security issues. In previous work, the database server had physical securities on specific strategies and adopted a flexible policy control while accessing the data. Cluster-based group send-receive model (GSRM) is proposed offering reliable, secure transmission among the sensor nodes in the networks. Blowfish algorithm, a cryptography standard, has been proposed incorporated with GSRM and provides greater security during message transmission. GSRM with blowfish technique eliminates the patient’s detail modification from eavesdropping and falsifying attacks.


Wireless medical sensor networks Personal health information Sensor nodes Patient area network Electronic/mobile healthcare Group send-receive model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Selvakanmani
    • 1
  • M. Shanmathi
    • 1
  • N. S. Sandhya
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringVelammal Institute of TechnologyChennaiIndia

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