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DEFINITIONS

802.11

IEEE standards for WiFi (long range high speed wireless networks)

802.15

IEEE standards for PAN (Personal Area Networks:

short range, low to medium speed)

AES

Advanced Encryption Standard

Auto ID

A research consortium fostering machine-readable ID technologies

such as RFID.  http://www.autoidlabs.org/ http://autoid.mit.edu/cs/

Bluetooth

IEEE 802.15.1 for medium speed wireless PAN

DES

Data Encryption Standard, deprecated and replaced by AES

HIPAA

the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996:

specifies privacy requirements for all those handling patient data

HL7

Health Level Seven is an ANSI (American National Standards Institute)

data exchange standard for healthcare clinical and administrative data.

http://www.hl7.org/  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HL7

MEMS

Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems, primarily

micro sensors fabricated as part of an integrated circuit

MOTE

A miniature wireless sensor, soon to be grain-of-rice sized, or smaller

PAN

Any of the IEEE 802.15 short range Personal Area Networks

RFID

Radio Frequency Identification

WiFi

Any of the IEEE 802.11 Wide Area Wireless Network protocols

ZigBee

IEEE 802.15.4 standard for low speed wireless PAN,

intended for sensor networks

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