Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) is a promising technology that improves life quality and enhances medical healthcare services. The activities and communications of sensors lead to a temperature rise, which can be fatal for the human body. The heating problem is addressed by the thermal-aware strategy, which has great importance. This paper reviews sixteen thermal-aware routing protocols proposed for WBAN; it presents routing in WBAN and its associated challenges. It explains the principles and pros and cons of each protocol and compares the protocols studied using several criteria. Finally, the paper points out the open research issues and challenges. This review intends to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date reference for everyone interested in the thermal-aware communication protocols for WBANs.
"Thermal Aware Routing Protocols for Wireless Body Area Networks: Review and Open Research Issues,"
Karbala International Journal of Modern Science: Vol. 8
, Article 6.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.33640/2405-609X.3244
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