Faculty Advisor

Shue, Craig A.

Faculty Advisor

Venkatasubramanian, Krishna Kumar


This project aimed to create a plug-and-play protocol for Body Area Networks (BANs). This protocol enables communication between a diverse number of devices and a base station, regardless of equipment manufacturer. Previous BANs rely on proprietary software, or protocols that are specialized to the physical device. Our protocol takes a more universal approach, allowing any device to participate in a BAN without introducing any significant overhead or running cost to the operation of that BAN. Unlike previous approaches, any existing motes and the base station will not have to be updated. Only new devices being added to the BAN will have to implement the protocol before connecting. Our protocol introduces overhead that reduced the performance and lifetime of the motes used in our BAN.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2014


Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Computer Science