Comparisons of ZigBee Personal Area Network (PAN) Interconnection Methods
Source: UC Regents
ZigBee's low power consumption, built-in security method and ratified specifications make it very suitable to be used with medical sensor devices. Medical sensors in a human body self organize in a ZigBee Personal Area Network (PAN). At a higher level, these PANs are interconnected in a Healthnet. To this end, a ZigBee PAN detects the existence of another PAN with beacon detection or active channel scan and selects proper target based on the peak energy (when energy detection channel scan is used). Different ZigBee interconnection schemes are then possible. PAN bridge method uses special bridge node that works for different PANs with time division method.