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Mobile Information Systems
Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 147-163

A Web-Based Application of TELOSB Sensor Network

Tarek R. Sheltami,1 Elhadi M. Shakshuki,2 and Hussein T. Mouftah3

1Computer Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
2Jodrey School of Computer Science, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada B4P 2R6
3School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa, ON, Canada

Received 4 May 2011; Accepted 4 May 2011

Copyright © 2011 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Sensor network can be used in a numerous number of applications. However, implementing wireless sensor networks present new challenges compared with theoretical networks. In addition, implementing a sensor network might provide results different from that derived theoretically. Some routing protocols when implemented might fail to perform. In this paper, we implement three routing protocols, namely: Dynamic MANET on-demand, Collection Tree and Dissemination protocols. To compare the performance of these protocols, they are implemented using a Telosb sensor network. Several performance metrics are carried out to demonstrate the pros and cons of these protocols. A telemedicine application is tested in top of the implemented Telosb sensor network at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals Clinic in Saudi Arabia, utilizing Alive ECG sensors.