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2010 IEEE Globecom Workshops
Body Area Networks (BANs) are an emerging area of wireless personal communications. The IEEE 802.15.6 working group aims to develop a communications standard optimised for low power devices operating on, in or around the human body. IEEE 802.15.6 specifically targets low power medical application areas. The IEEE 802.15.6 draft defines two main channel access modes; contention based and contention free. This paper examines the energy lifetime performance of contention free access and indoi:10.1109/glocomw.2010.5700142 fatcat:zbpo5oboojgibkh2tekngmbauu