Fei Zhao, D. Viehland
Jun 27, 2009
2009 Eighth International Conference on Mobile Business
A personal area network (PAN) performs a variety of tasks, in accordance with the requirements of the applications that are being used. A key determinant of PAN success is the application areas that will be the most popular and widespread. This research determines the applications that are most important for the future success of personal area networks. An initial set of six applications was identified from the literature. A panel of PAN experts suggested three additional applications and rated all nine application areas on which would be the most important for PAN success. Results indicate the top three key application areas for the success of personal area networks are monitoring, healthcare, and smart things.