Existing research has demonstrated that inter-body sensor network (inter-BSN) information sharing among coexisting BSNs can enhance applications’ performance and save energy. However, how to achieve effective inter-BSN information sharing through wireless communication is a challenging task. On one hand, a BSN should be able to discover neighboring BSNs and establish inter-BSN links with Quality of Service (QoS) assurances.
On the other hand, a BSN should be able to prevent the QoS of intraand inter-BSN links from being degraded by multiple BSNs’ mutual interference. In this paper, we propose BuddyQoS, a framework that provides network throughput assurances for coexisting and shared buddy BSNs. In particular, BuddyQoS accurately estimates and adaptively schedules wireless resources to meet the throughput requirements of all inter- and intra-BSN links. Our trace-driven experiment results demonstrate that BuddyQoS outperforms the default CSMA solution in the standard TinyOS-2.x releases in terms of providing throughput assurances.