A priority-aware lightweight secure sensing model for body area networks with clinical healthcare applications in Internet of Things

Pervasive Mob Comput. 2020 Nov;69:101265. doi: 10.1016/j.pmcj.2020.101265. Epub 2020 Sep 28.

Abstract

In this study, a priority-aware lightweight secure sensing model for body area networks with clinical healthcare applications in internet of things is proposed. In this model, patients' data is labeled according to the proposed prioritizing mechanism. This provides a prioritized and delay-less service in the server side for the patients with critical conditions. In the proposed model, the sensed data is monitored in a real time way to calculate its sparsity level. Then, the ,calculated sparsity level is used to determine the number of required measurements for data sampling. This allows to sample the data with the number of measurements proportional to the sparsity level and information content of the data. Moreover, the particular design of the measurement matrix causes the aggregated data to be encrypted and its security be guaranteed. Simulation results show that compared to its counterpart schemes, the proposed sensing model not only provides security but also reduces the average energy consumption of the sensor nodes and the average packet delivery delay. This improvement originates from the reduction of the number of required bits for transferring the sensed data and is due to the consideration of the information content and sparsity level variation in the sensed data.

Keywords: Body area networks; Delay; Energy; Internet of Things; Lightweight secure sensing.