Abstract: A data or a computer network can be classified based on the range up to which it can operate. It can be classified into Local Area Network (LAN), Personal Area Network (PAN), Wide Area Network (WAN) and global network. Body Area Network (BAN) is a special class of Personal Area Networks in which the signals are restricted to the circumference of the body of human beings. Wireless Body Area Networks (WBAN) includes the use of wireless technologies to interconnect the devices, sensors or other network components within the body. This can also be called wireless intra-body communication . WBAN development includes the amalgamation of embedded system technology and resound networking. Embedded system lifecycle is followed in the development of WBAN. In this paper, we report the ongoing research and the developments in the project based on rapid prototyping technology. In this module, two sensors- Heartbeat sensor and body temperature sensor values are fed to the cloud via Wi-Fi. OSPF routing protocol is used for routing and sharing the data along the best available path.
Keywords: Local Area Network (LAN), Personal Area Network (PAN), Wide Area Network (WAN) and global network, wireless intra-body communication, Heartbeat sensor and body temperature sensor, OSPF routing protocol.