CT-ISG: Physiological Value based Plug-and-Play Security for Body Area Networks

Project: Research project

Project Details


The PI currently has a funded NSF grant: CT #0831544, Physiological Value based Security for Body Area Networks. This proposal seeks REU supplemental funding for two undergraduate students to work on some appropriate research and development issues related to this project. As part of these research projects, the PI has obtained PDAs, Laptops, several dozen MICA2, MICAZ and TelosB motes and sensor boards, along with associated PC interface hardware and software (please see http://impact.asu.edu/ for detailed equipment information and information related to the PIs NSF and other projects). These sensors and the software have been installed the PIs research lab and were used successfully for course projects related to a Mobile Computing (CSE535 a regular graduate course designed and taught by PI) and wireless sensor networks course (CSE591: Wireless Sensor Network and Ubiquitous in the Spring 2004 semester). Since that time, additional developments have been made by the graduate student researchers in the lab toward integrating these devices with medical devices such as oximeters and blood pressure monitors in an attempt to build a Pervasive Health monitoring System called Ayushman. Further, work has also been done toward developing innovative security solutions for such systems called Physiological Value based Security (PVS), which use features derived from physiological signals from the human body in order to perform key exchange without any user involvement in a plug-n-play manner. These resources and project developments will provide an excellent hands-on opportunity for these two undergraduate students to engage in research. These students will have continuous interaction with graduate students and the PI. They will be given the opportunity to implement novel mobility-tolerant and wireless ad hoc networking protocols and applications on these devices. The PI is committed to involving individuals from underrepresented groups in his research as well as prior record of research activities and teaching of undergraduate students. The PI is a co-PI of an on-going, highly successful, REU Supplement grant. Further evidence of this commitment to involving undergraduate students in research is the PIs publication record with undergraduate students.
Effective start/end date9/1/088/31/13


  • National Science Foundation (NSF): $416,000.00

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