Faculty: Mani Srivastava
Students: Haksoo Choi, Max Greenblat, Zainul M Charbiwala
Protecting individual’s privacy is especially important in body-area sensor networks because such networks deal with personal and sensitive information regarding individual’s physiological data. In order for such networks to be practically feasible, it is indispensable to resolve various privacy issues arise in flow of personal sensor data stream. No one would like to use a system that does not properly protect user’s privacy even though the system provide enormous amount of benefits.
In many network systems based on body-area sensor networks, individual’s privacy should be properly protected. For example, medical researchers need to recruit general public so they can have people participate in their research and provide individual’s body sensor data. If the network system that the medical researchers are using does not provide reliable privacy protection mechanisms, people will be reluctant to participate in the research. Similarly, mobile health care systems also have to preserve user’s privacy properly. Even though such systems provide high quality of services regarding personal health care, people would rather not use such system than paying the cost of revealing their private information
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