Nano-Communication for Biomedical Applications: A Review on the State-of-the-Art from Physical Layers to Novel Networking Concepts

Qammer H. Abbasi, Ke Yang, Nishtha Chopra, Josep Miquel Jornet, Najah Abed Abuali, Khalid A. Qaraqe, Akram Alomainy

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Nano-communication-based devices have the potential to play a vital role in future healthcare technologies by improving the quality of human life. Its application in medical diagnostics and treatment has a great potential, because of its ability to access small and delicate body sites noninvasively, where conventional medical devices fall short. In this paper, the state of the art in this field is presented to provide a comprehensive understanding of current models, considering various communication paradigms, antenna design issues, radio channel models based on numerical and experimental analysis and network, and system models for such networks. Finally, open research areas are identified for the future directions within the field.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7524763
Pages (from-to)3920-3935
Number of pages16
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016



  • Nano communication
  • Network modeling
  • body area network
  • channel modeling
  • terahertz

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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