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Body Area Networks and Advances in Short-range Wireless Communications: Applications, Markets and Technologies

  • ID: 1543375
  • Report
  • February 2011
  • Region: Global
  • 200 Pages +
  • PracTel Inc

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This report is continuing project by the publisher, which addresses an increasing role of Wireless ICT (WICT) in the developing of health care and wellness to reduce the cost and improve the quality of services.

Ambient Intelligence is a vision where environment becomes smart, friendly, context-aware and responsive to any type of human needs. In such a world, computing and networking technology coexist with people in a ubiquitous, friendly and pervasive way. Numerous miniature and interconnected smart devices create a new intelligence and interact with each other seamlessly. For health care, this translates into proliferation of remote monitoring and telemedicine; and the report concentrates on advances in WICT to support medical and wellness needs.

Particular, the report:

1. Provides up-to-date information on the WBAN (Wireless Body Area Networks) development. This includes the standardization process and the evolving industry marketing data.

2. Provides the up-to-date analysis of the Bluetooth technology and market with the emphasis on the medical profile.

3. Provides the up-to-date analysis of the ZigBee technology and market with the emphasis on the medical profile.

4. Provides the analysis of the Ultra Wideband technology and market and its application in telemedicine and fitness.

5. Provides the analysis of the self-powered sensors technologies and markets and their role the WBAN development.

6. Provides the analysis of WICT trends in the advancing wellness and sport activities.

7. Provides a survey of the industry vendors and their products portfolios.

The report was written for a wide audience of medical and technical staff responsible for the developing of advanced telemedicine and wellness applications that are based on wireless communications.

Target Audience:

This report provides the analysis of WBAN technologies and markets in health care and wellness applications; it concentrates on the recent developmental trends. The report is useful for service providers, IT departments of hospitals and other medical organizations, retail operators, vendors, network operators and managers, investors and end users seeking to gain a deeper understanding of new trends in the wireless communications medical applications.

For systems integrators, the report provides an analysis and assessment of competing products currently available as well as an estimation of the overall opportunities in the coming years.

Research Methodology:

Considerable research was done using the Internet. Information from various Web sites was studied and analyzed; evaluation of publicly available marketing and technical publications was also conducted. Telephone conversations and interviews were held with industry analysts, technical experts and executives. In addition to these interviews and primary research, secondary sources were used to develop a more complete mosaic of the market landscape, including industry and trade publications, conferences and seminars.

The overriding objective throughout the work has been to provide valid and relevant information. This has led to a continual review and update of the information content.
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1.0 Introduction

1.1 Body-centric Wireless Communications

1.2 Bluetooth

1.3 ZigBee

1.4 UWB

1.5 Harvesting

1.6 Demand

1.7 Crisis

1.8 Scope

1.9 Research Methodology

1.10 Target Audience

2.0 WBAN Technologies and Markets

2.1 Definition

2.1.1 Structure

2.2 Overview

2.3 Groups

2.3.1 By Application

2.3.2 By Transmission Media

2.3.3 By Number of Nodes

2.3.4 By Environment

2.3.5 By Radio Type

2.3.6 By Place

2.3.7 By Response

2.3.8 By Speed of Transmission

2.3.9 By Traffic

2.3.10 Commonalities

2.4 Standardization

2.4.1 General

2.4.2 IEEE 802.15.6

2.4.2.1 Status

2.4.2.2 Purpose

2.4.2.3 Major Characteristics

2.4.2.3.1 Traffic Types

2.4.2.3.2 MAC Security

2.4.3 IEEE 802.15.4j

2.4.4 ISO/IEEE 11073

2.4.5 Continua

2.4.6 Summary: Benefits

2.5 FCC: Regulations

2.5.1 Spectrum Issues

2.6 Requirements Summary: WBAN

2.7 Applications

2.7.1 Applications in Healthcare and Fitness

2.7.1.1 Status

2.7.1.2 Examples

2.7.2 WBAN for First Responders and Military

2.8 Market: WBAN

2.9 Samples: Vendors

- Bodymedia

- FRWD

- Nokia

- Suunto

- Toumaz

- Vivago

- Xybernaut

- Zarlink

2.10 Examples: Universities Research-Managed WBAN

2.11 Current and Future Trends-Getting Closer to WBAN

3.0 IEEE 802.15.1 (Bluetooth)

3.1 BT Protocol Stack

3.1.1 Transport layer

3.1.1.1 Radio Layer

3.1.1.2 Baseband and Link Manager Layers

3.1.1.3 Middleware Layer

3.2 Profiles

3.2.1 Ultra Low Power Profile

3.2.2 Medical Profile

3.2.2.1 IEEE 11073 and BT

3.3 Bluetooth Security

3.4 Highlights

3.4.1 The Standard:

3.4.2 The Technology:

3.4.3 Evolution

3.5 Market Estimate

3.6 BT Industry-HDP

- Atheros

- Bluegiga

- Cambridge Consultants

- Continua

- CSR

- iFoundry-Nestronics

- Laird Technologies

- Nonin

- Polar Electro Oy

- Panasonic

- Stollmann

4.0 ZigBee

4.1 General

4.2 Technology

4.2.1 Major Features

4.2.2 Device Types

4.2.3 Protocol Stack

4.2.3.1 Physical and MAC Layers – IEEE802.15.4

4.2.3.1.1 Frame

4.2.4 Upper Layers

4.3 Interoperability

4.4 Security

4.5 Platform Considerations

4.5.1 Battery Life

4.5.2 “Green” ZigBee

4.6 ZigBee Technology Benefits and Limitations

4.7 Standardization Process

4.7.1 ZigBee Alliance

4.7.1.1 Objectives

4.7.2 IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee

4.7.2.1 IEEE 802.15.4 Radio

4.8 Application Specifics - Profiles

4.8.1 Personal, Home and Hospital Care (PHHC) Profile

4.8.1.1 Objectives

4.8.1.2 Details

4.8.1.3 Major Features

4.9 Applications Overview

4.9.1 General

4.10 Market

4.10.1 Segments-ZigBee Market

4.10.2 Forecast

4.10.3 Industry

- Airbee (Software; Includes Medical Applications)

- Amber (RF Systems)

- Arch Rock (WSN)-Was acquired by Cisco in 2010

- Atmel (Chipsets)

- CEL (modules)

- Cirronet-RFM (Modules)

- Digi (Radio, Medical Application)

- Duolog (Transceivers)

- Ember (Chipsets)

- Falcom (Modules)

- GreenPeak (WSN)

- Helicomm (Modules)

- Jennic (Chipsets-Modules-Health Care)

- Freescale (Chipsets, Health Care)

- MeshNetics (Atmel Acquired MeshNetics ZigBee Intellectual Properties-February, 2009) (Modules)

- Oki (Chipsets)

- Philips Applied Technologies (Health Care application)

- Renesas (Platforms)

- Silicon Laboratories (Chipsets, Modules, Medical)

- Synapse (Module, Protocols)

- Telegesis (Integrator, Health Care)

- TI (Chipsets)

5.0 Ultra Wideband (UWB)

5.1 Downturn

5.2 General: History

5.3 Benefits

5.3.1 IEEE 802.15.4a - 2007

5.3.2 Medical Environment: Summary of UWB Features

5.4 Definition

5.5 Rates

5.6 Spectrum Allocation

5.7 Regulations

5.8 Major Features

5.9 Standards

5.9.1 Multiband OFDM

5.9.2 DS-UWB

5.9.3 Groups

5.9.4 ECMA

5.9.5 WiNET

5.9.6 EC

5.9.7 UWB and WBAN

5.10 Market Estimate

5.10.1 General

5.10.2 Geographical Segmentation

5.10.3 Forecast

5.11 Industry

- Alereon (chipsets)

- Camero (radar, equipment for first responders)

- Gefen (Device)

- General Atomics (chipsets)

- Multispectral (Zebra)

- Pulse~ Link (chipsets)

- RealTek (IC)

- Sensiotec (Health Care)

- Sigma Designs (Chipsets)

- Time Domain (chipsets-fusion of communications & radar)

- Ubisense (RFID-tracking)

- Wisair (WUSB-chipsets)

6.0 Green WBAN/WSN

6.1 Methods

6.2 Batteries

6.3 Power Harvesting Technologies

6.3.1 Energy Sources

6.3.2 Green Technologies Requirements

6.3.3 Self-powered Nodes

6.3.4 Industry –Market Estimate

6.3.5 Vendors

- Advanced Cerametrics

- AmbioSystems

- Ambient Micro

- Arch Rock (Acquired by Cisco in 2010)

- Cymbet

- EnOcean

- General

- Applications

- Products Samples

- EnOcean Alliance

- GreenPeak

- GreyStone

- JDL

- Jennic

- KCF

- Micropelt

- Nokia

- Perpetuum

- Perpetua

- Powercast

- Schneider Electric

- Rittal

- TI

- Zarlink Semiconductor

7.0 Wireless Landscape – Health Care

7.1 Selection: Continua Guidelines

7.2 Toumaz

7.3 Ant

7.4 Z-Wave

7.4.1 Alliance

7.4.2 Sigma Design

7.5 BodyLAN

7.5.1 FitLinxx

8.0 Conclusions

Attachment I: ZigBee Health Care Devices Examples

List of Figures:

Figure 1: TAM: U.S. WICT Spending in Health Care ($B)

Figure 2: Sensor

Figure 3: WBAN Layers

Figure 4: Proposed Spectrum

Figure 5: IEEE 11073 Protocol Family

Figure 6: Benefits: Value Chain

Figure 7: BAN Characteristics

Figure 8: Addressable Market: U.S. WBAN Sales-In-home Fitness (Age Group 20-45 years) $US M

Figure 9: Addressable Market: U.S. WBAN Sales-In-home Fitness (Age Group 45 and up) $US M

Figure 10: Addressable Market: U.S. WBAN Sales-Hospitals- $US M

Figure 11: Addressable Market-U.S. First Responders WBAN Sales ($M)

Figure 12: Bluetooth Protocol Stack

Figure 13: Piconets Illustration

Figure 14: BT HDP Building Blocks

Figure 15: TAM –BT Modules Sales (Bil. Units)

Figure 16: TAM – BT Modules Sales ($B)

Figure 17: BT Market Geographical Segmentation

Figure 18: Addressable Market: BT-HDP modules (Bil. Units)

Figure 19: Addressable Market: BT- HDP Modules Sales ($B)

Figure 20: ZigBee Channels

Figure 21: ZigBee Protocol Stack

Figure 22: Applications Example

Figure 23: TAM: ZigBee Modules Sales ($B)

Figure 24: TAM: ZigBee Modules Sales (Bil. Units)

Figure 25: ZigBee Market Application Segmentation (2010)

Figure 26: ZigBee Market Segmentation (2016)

Figure 27: TAM: ZigBee Modules Sales – PHHC ($B)

Figure 28: UWB Spectrum

Figure 29: DS-UWB Spectrum Characteristics

Figure 30: Spectrum Regulations-UWB

Figure 31: TAM: Global UWB IC Revenue ($B)

Figure 32: TAM: Global UWB IC (Unit Bil)

Figure 33: TAM: Self-powered Sensors Sales ($B)

Figure 34: TAM: Self-powered Sensors Sales (Bil. Units)

List of Tables:

Table 1: Classification

Table 2: QoS Levels

Table 3: Continua Structure

Table 4: WBAN Medical Applications

Table 5: Classes

Table 6: Bluetooth Profiles

Table 7: ZigBee Parameters

Table 8: Standard UWB Bands

Table 9: MB-OFDM UWB Frequencies Designation

Table 10: Comparison: DS-UWB and MB-OFDM

Table 11: WBAN-UWB Characteristics

Table 12: Sources

Table 13: Illustration: Guidelines v.1
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- Advanced Cerametrics

- AmbioSystems

- Ambient Micro

- Arch Rock (Acquired by Cisco in 2010)

- Cymbet

- EnOcean

- General

- Applications

- Products Samples

- EnOcean Alliance

- GreenPeak

- GreyStone

- JDL

- Jennic

- KCF

- Micropelt

- Nokia

- Perpetuum

- Perpetua

- Powercast

- Schneider Electric

- Rittal

- TI

- Zarlink Semiconductor
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown

Considerable research was done using the Internet. Information from various Web sites was studied and analyzed; evaluation of publicly available marketing and technical publications was conducted.

Telephone conversations and interviews were held with industry analysts, technical experts and executives. In addition to these interviews and primary research, secondary sources were used to develop a more complete mosaic of the market landscape, including industry and trade publications, conferences and seminars.

The overriding objective throughout the work has been to provide valid and relevant information. This has led to a continual review and update of the information content.

 

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