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M. Hernandez, R. Kohno, T. Kobayashi and M. Kim, "New Revision of IEEE 802.15.6 Wireless Body Area Networks," 2022 IEEE 16th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology (ISMICT), Lincoln, NE, USA, 2022, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1109/ISMICT56646.2022.9828139.

New revision of IEEE 802.15.6 wireless body area networks

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Author: Hernandez, Marco1,2; Kohno, Ruyji1,3; Kobayashi, Takumi1,3;
Organizations: 1Yokosuka Research Park–International Alliance Institute (YRP–IAI), Japan
2Center for Wireless Communications, Oulu University, Finland
3Yokohama National University, Japan
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2022
Publish Date: 2023-04-19


Body Area Networks (BANs) is an active field of research and development because it offers the potential of significant improvement in the delivery and monitoring of healthcare, especially for senior people or patients with chronic conditions monitored at home.Other applications may include tracking the performance of athletes, and recently the potential integration to vehicles aided by Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) to deliver high-performance communication flows to 5G and Wi-Fi networks.The standard IEEE 802.15.6™–2012 Wireless BANs aimed to solve the former issues. To address the latter, an amendment to such a standard is currently developed by the Task Group IEEE 802.15.6a. This amendment enhances the Ultra-Wideband (UWB) physical layer (PHY) and medium access control (MAC) to support dependability to human body area networks (HBAN) and adds support for vehicle body area networks (VBAN). VBAN operates under strict compliance to standards and limits for electromagnetic interference (EMI) from the vehicle’s electric and electronic systems.

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Series: International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology
ISSN: 2326-828X
ISSN-E: 2326-8301
ISSN-L: 2326-828X
ISBN: 978-1-6654-7251-7
ISBN Print: 978-1-6654-7252-4
Article number: 9828139
DOI: 10.1109/ismict56646.2022.9828139
Host publication: 2022 IEEE 16th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology (ISMICT)
Conference: International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
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