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Temperature-Aware Routing for Telemedicine Applications in Embedded Biomedical Sensor Networks

  • Daisuke Takahashi1Email author,
  • Yang Xiao1,
  • Fei Hu2,
  • Jiming Chen3 and
  • Youxian Sun3
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking20072008:572636

Received: 13 April 2007

Accepted: 2 December 2007

Published: 10 December 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.

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Computer Science, The University of Alabama
Computer Engineering Department, Rochester Institute of Technology
State Key Laboratory of Industrial Control Technology, Institute of Industrial Process Control, Zhejiang University


© Daisuke Takahashi et al. 2008

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