Infra-Red (IR) Based Wireless Body Area Networks For Monitoring Vital Signs

A PhD research project titled “Infra-Red (IR) Based Wireless Body Area Networks For Monitoring Vital Signs” was carried out by Dr. Attiya Baqai (Assistant Professor, Electronics Department, MUET) under supervision of Dr. Bhawani Shankar Chowdhry (DEAN FEECE, MUET) and Dr. Fahim Aziz Umrani (Associate Professor, Telecommunication Department, MUET) that was widely appreciated.

This research outcome was filed for patent in Intellectual Property Organization IPO Pakistan in February 2016.  The patent is now accepted and published by IPO Pakistan  with Title: “A SYSTEM OF SECURE TRANSMISSION OF PHYSIOLOGICAL DATA FOR WIRELESS BODY AREA NETWORKS”.

Its Inventors include Dr. Attiya Baqai, Dr. Fahim A. Umrani, Dr. Bhawani S. Chowdhry faculty members MUET.

The patent is based on the development of an Optical Wireless Body Area Network WBAN that uses infrared signaling in a secure manner.

Furthermore a novel protocol is developed and tested with the transmission and reception of physiological data/vital signs over short range.

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