A Review on Security and Privacy Issues in Wireless Body Area Networks for Healthcare Applications


  • Vineeta Shrivastava M. Tech. Scholar, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Sagar Institute of Research & Technology(SIRT), Bhopal, India
  • Mayank Namdev Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Sagar Institute of Research & Technology(SIRT), Bhopal, India




Wireless Body Area Network, Data sharing, Data confidentiality, Security.


Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) is a new trend in the technology that provides remote mechanism to monitor and collect patient’s health record data using wearable sensors. It is widely recognized that a high level of system security and privacy play a key role in protecting these data when being used by the healthcare professionals and during storage to ensure that patient’s records are kept safe from intruder’s danger. It is therefore of great interest to discuss security and privacy issues in WBANs. In this paper, we reviewed WBAN communication architecture, security and privacy requirements and security threats and the primary challenges in WBANs to these systems based on the latest standards and publications. This paper also covers the state-of-art security measures and research in WBAN.


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How to Cite

Shrivastava, V., & Namdev, M. (2019). A Review on Security and Privacy Issues in Wireless Body Area Networks for Healthcare Applications. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJOSCIENCE, 5(11), 22–28. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijoscience.v5i11.246