Nano-Enriched Self-Powered Wireless Body Area Network for Sustainable Health Monitoring Services

Bassem Mokhtar, Ishac Kandas, Mohammed Gamal, Nada Omran, Ahmed H. Hassanin, Nader Shehata

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Abstract

Advances in nanotechnology have enabled the creation of novel materials with specific electrical and physical characteristics. This leads to a significant development in the industry of electronics that can be applied in various fields. In this paper, we propose a fabrication of nanotechnology-based materials that can be used to design stretchy piezoelectric nanofibers for energy harvesting to power connected bio-nanosensors in a Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN). The bio-nanosensors are powered based on harvested energy from mechanical movements of the body, specifically the arms, joints, and heartbeats. A suite of these nano-enriched bio-nanosensors can be used to form microgrids for a self-powered wireless body area network (SpWBAN), which can be used in various sustainable health monitoring services. A system model for an SpWBAN with an energy harvesting-based medium access control protocol is presented and analyzed based on fabricated nanofibers with specific characteristics. The simulation results show that the SpWBAN outperforms and has a longer lifetime than contemporary WBAN system designs without self-powering capability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalSensors
Volume23
Issue number5
Early online date27 Feb 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished online - 27 Feb 2023

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Keywords

  • wireless body area networks
  • bio-nanosensors
  • nano-materials
  • energy harvesting
  • flexible electronics

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