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Table 4 Qualitative analysis of WBAN-specific MAC protocols [10, 13]

From: Towards achieving efficient MAC protocols for WBAN-enabled IoT technology: a review

MAC protocols Energy efficiency Latency Throughput Channel utilization efficiency Reliability Priority access
BodyMAC Moderate Moderate Moderate High Low Low
Heartbeat driven Moderate High Moderate Moderate Moderate Low
MedMAC Moderate High Low Moderate Low Moderate
Battery-aware TDMA High High Moderate Moderate Moderate Low
Priority-guaranteed High Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate