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H. Karvonen, K. Mikhaylov, M. Hämäläinen, J. Iinatti and C. Pomalaza-Ráez, "Interference of wireless technologies on BLE based WBANs in hospital scenarios," 2017 IEEE 28th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Montreal, QC, 2017, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.1109/PIMRC.2017.8292333

Interference of wireless technologies on BLE based WBANs in hospital scenarios

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Author: Karvonen, Heikki1; Mikhaylov, Konstantin1; Hämäläinen, Matti1;
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Purdue University Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.8 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2018080233305
Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017
Publish Date: 2018-08-02
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Abstract

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices are becoming common in hospital scenarios. This technology is widely employed to collect patients’ vital signs, to provide wireless connectivity to medical equipment, and to enable communications between devices carried by hospital personnel, patients and visitors. This paper presents a mathematical model to evaluate the impact of the interferences, from different wireless technologies, on the performance of a BLE-based body area networks operating over the 1 Mbit/s physical layer (PHY). The interfering technologies addressed are ZigBee (802.15.4), Wi-Fi (802.11), and the newly introduced BLE version 5.0 (coded PHY). The results for the latter are supported by real-life measurements, which are reported in this paper, thus giving some insight into the practical performance of this new technology. The presented numerical results provide guidance on how to manage these various technologies to minimize the packet error rate (PER) of the communications emanating from the on-body BLE enabled devices.

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Series: IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications workshops
ISSN: 2166-9570
ISSN-E: 2166-9589
ISSN-L: 2166-9570
ISBN: 978-1-5386-3531-5
ISBN Print: 978-1-5386-3529-2
Pages: 1 - 6
DOI: 10.1109/PIMRC.2017.8292333
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1109/PIMRC.2017.8292333
Host publication: 2017 IEEE 28th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC)
Conference: IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
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Funding: This work has been partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the WILLE project.
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