An Efficient Biometric-Based Algorithm Using Heart Rate Variability for Securing Body Sensor Networks

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Author(s)

  • Sandeep Pirbhulal
  • Heye Zhang
  • Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay
  • Chunyue Li
  • Yumei Wang
  • Guanglin Li
  • Wanqing Wu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15067-15089
Journal / PublicationSensors (Switzerland)
Volume15
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Abstract

Body Sensor Network (BSN) is a network of several associated sensor nodes on, inside or around the human body to monitor vital signals, such as, Electroencephalogram (EEG), Photoplethysmography (PPG), Electrocardiogram (ECG), etc. Each sensor node in BSN delivers major information; therefore, it is very significant to provide data confidentiality and security. All existing approaches to secure BSN are based on complex cryptographic key generation procedures, which not only demands high resource utilization and computation time, but also consumes large amount of energy, power and memory during data transmission. However, it is indispensable to put forward energy efficient and computationally less complex authentication technique for BSN. In this paper, a novel biometric-based algorithm is proposed, which utilizes Heart Rate Variability (HRV) for simple key generation process to secure BSN. Our proposed algorithm is compared with three data authentication techniques, namely Physiological Signal based Key Agreement (PSKA), Data Encryption Standard (DES) and Rivest Shamir Adleman (RSA). Simulation is performed in Matlab and results suggest that proposed algorithm is quite efficient in terms of transmission time utilization, average remaining energy and total power consumption.

Research Area(s)

  • Biometric, Body Sensor Network (BSN), Efficiency, Electrocardiogram (ECG), Heart Rate Variability (HRV), Security

Citation Format(s)

An Efficient Biometric-Based Algorithm Using Heart Rate Variability for Securing Body Sensor Networks. / Pirbhulal, Sandeep; Zhang, Heye; Mukhopadhyay, Subhas Chandra et al.
In: Sensors (Switzerland), Vol. 15, No. 7, 26.06.2015, p. 15067-15089.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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