- Research Article
- Open Access
Temperature-Aware Routing for Telemedicine Applications in Embedded Biomedical Sensor Networks
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking volume 2008, Article number: 572636 (2007)
Biomedical sensors, called invivo sensors, are implanted in human bodies, and cause some harmful effects on surrounding body tissues. Particularly, temperature rise of the invivo sensors is dangerous for surrounding tissues, and a high temperature may damage them from a long term monitoring. In this paper, we propose a thermal-aware routing algorithm, called least total-route-temperature (LTRT) protocol, in which nodes temperatures are converted into graph weights, and minimum temperature routes are obtained. Furthermore, we provide an extensive simulation evaluation for comparing several other related schemes. Simulation results show the advantages of the proposed scheme.
To access the full article, please see PDF