Section: New Results
Body-to-Body Area Networks
The ongoing evolution of wireless technologies has fostered the development of innovative network paradigms like the Internet of Things (IoT). Wireless Body Area Networks, and more specifically Body-to-Body Area Networks (BBNs), are emerging solutions for the monitoring of people's behavior and their interaction with the surrounding environment. These networks represent a key building block of the IoT paradigm. In BBNs several transmission technologies like 802.11 and 802.15.4 that share the same unlicensed band (namely the industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) radio band) coexist, increasing dramatically the level of interference and, in turn, negatively affecting network’s performance. In  , we investigate the Cross-Technology Interference Mitigation (CTIM) problem caused by the utilization of different transmission technologies that share the same radio spectrum, from a centralized and distributed point of view, respectively.