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Simulation Tools for Wireless Sensor Networks in Medicine: a Comparative Study

Neves, P. A. C. S. N. ; Fonseca, J. F. ; Rodrigues, J. R.

Simulation Tools for Wireless Sensor Networks in Medicine: a Comparative Study, Proc International Joint Conf. on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - BIOSTEC, Funchal, Portugal, Vol. CD, pp. -- - --, January, 2008.

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Abstract
This paper presents a study on three simulation tools for Wireless Sensor Nertworks (WSNs): Network Simulator 2 (ns-2), Java Simulator (J-Sim) and Sensor Network Emulator and Simulator (SENSE). We present the concept of WSNs, each simulator in terms of its features, a view on current applications of WSNs on medicine and a comparative study on the simulators studied. We conclude that SENSE presents the better approach for WSNs.