Encyclopedia of Wireless Networks

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60 GHz in WBAN and mm-Wave Technologies

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32903-1_351-1



A WBAN is a network that body sensors utilize to communicate with each other, by sending and storing data across sensors.


Wireless body area networks (WBANs) are a highly popular communication system in the current market. As such it will transfer data with the help of a personal server and a Wi-Fi connection to a hospital so that doctors and caretakers can survey the results and statuses of the sensors on a patient’s body. WBAN allows doctors to use special treatment sensors, such as EEGs and EKGs outside of the hospital, permitting users to leave the hospital and go about their daily lives without being required to stay in a hospital due to the equipment. WBANs also allow a network that hospitals can incorporate more easily into their patient survey programs so that doctors and nurses can react more easily to unusual readings of monitoring devices. Ever since initial proposals have been made for WBANs, the network has...
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This research is partly supported by the REU component of NSF 1744272 to Dr. Fang.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Massachusetts DartmouthNorth DartmouthUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Honggang Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Massachusetts DartmouthNorth DartmouthUSA