Biosec: A biometric based approach for securing communication in wireless networks of biosensors implanted in the human body

S. Cherukuri, K. K. Venkatasubramanian, Sandeep Gupta

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Abstract

Advances in microelectronics, material science and wireless technology have led to the development of sensors that can be used for accurate monitoring of inaccessible environments. Health monitoring, telemedicine, military and environmental monitoring are some of the applications where sensors can be used. The sensors implanted inside the human body to monitor parts of the body are called biosensors. These biosensors form a network and collectively monitor the health condition of their carrier or host. Health monitoring involves collection of data about vital body parameters from different parts of the body and making decisions based on it. This information is of personal nature and is required to be secured. Insecurity may also lead to dangerous consequences. Due to the extreme constraints of energy, memory and computation securing the communication among the biosensors is not a trivial problem. Key distribution is central to any security mechanism. In this paper we propose an approach wherein, biometrics derived from the body are used for securing the keying material. This method obviates the need for expensive computation and avoids unnecessary communication making our approach novel compared to existing approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages432-439
Number of pages8
Volume2003-January
ISBN (Print)0769520189
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops, ICPPW 2003 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Oct 6 2003Oct 9 2003

Other

Other2003 International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops, ICPPW 2003
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityKaohsiung
Period10/6/0310/9/03

Keywords

  • Biometrics
  • Biosensors
  • Communication system security
  • Condition monitoring
  • Humans
  • Materials science and technology
  • Microelectronics
  • Telemedicine
  • Wireless networks
  • Wireless sensor networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Hardware and Architecture

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    Cherukuri, S., Venkatasubramanian, K. K., & Gupta, S. (2003). Biosec: A biometric based approach for securing communication in wireless networks of biosensors implanted in the human body. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops (Vol. 2003-January, pp. 432-439). [1240399] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICPPW.2003.1240399