International Standard
ISO/IEC/IEEE 8802-15-6:2017
Information technology — Telecommunications and information exchange between systems — Local and metropolitan area networks — Specific requirements — Part 15-6: Wireless body area network
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ISO/IEC/IEEE 8802-15-6:2017
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This is a standard for short-range, wireless communication in the vicinity of, or inside, a human body (but not limited to humans). It uses existing industrial scientific medical (ISM) bands as well as frequency bands approved by national medical and/or regulatory authorities. Support for quality of service (QoS), extremely low power, and data rates up to 10 Mbps is required while simultaneously complying with strict non-interference guidelines where needed. This standard considers effects on portable antennas due to the presence of a person (varying with male, female, skinny, heavy, etc.), radiation pattern shaping to minimize specific absorption rate (SAR) into the body, and changes in characteristics as a result of the user motions.

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  •  : Published
     : 2017-10
    : Close of review [90.60]
  •  : 1
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  • ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 6
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