MAEB: Routing Protocol for IoT Healthcare


Healthcare is one of the most promising applications of Internet of Things. This paper describes a prototype for the IoT healthcare systems. We propose the Movement-Aided Energy-Balance (MAEB) routing protocol. The movement and energy information of the neighbor Coordinators are collected and stored in the neighbor discovery procedure. The MAEB forwarding is used to select the most suitable neighbor to forward the data. The simulation results show that the proposed protocol has better performance than the other three routing protocols.

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H. Su, Z. Wang and S. An, "MAEB: Routing Protocol for IoT Healthcare," Advances in Internet of Things, Vol. 3 No. 2A, 2013, pp. 8-15. doi: 10.4236/ait.2013.32A002.

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