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International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Research India Publications, Volume 10, Issue 3, p.6581-6600 (2015)



Implementation of wireless sensors in Personal Medical Devices (PMDs) results in wire-free communication between the medical devices on the patients' body and provides mobility to the patients. In such health applications more importance has to be given to data reliability and security of PMDs. In this research work, wireless co-existence of a wireless insulin pump was experimentally investigated. An empirical study was carried out to prove that RSSI and LQI parameters are not sufficient to validate the wireless co-existence of the insulin pump. As a solution, an Attack Perceptive Algorithm (APA) was proposed and in the wireless insulin pump, operating in 2.4 GHz ISM band. It was tested along with a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) in an indoor environment. Results prove that implementation of APA assures invulnerability to the insulin pump from the Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) caused by the co-existing WLAN and ensures data reliability and security. This fact is supported by attacks carried out by an intruder with various key operational parameters. Thus, an expression for the total attacks to be done by the intruder to become a receiver is calculated. © Research India Publications.


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Anantha Narayanan V., Rajeswari, Ab, Gouthamkashyap, Pc, and Sharad, Sa, “An attack perceptive approach for reliable and secure wireless connectivity between medical devices in public environment”, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 6581-6600, 2015.