By Topic

Feasibility of Body-Centric Systems Using Passive Textile RFID Tags

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Manzari, S. ; DISP, Univ. of Roma Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy ; Occhiuzzi, C. ; Marrocco, G.

Recent progresses in the design of wearable RFID-tag antennas stimulate the idea of passive body-centric systems, wherein the required power to drive the wearable tags is directly scavenged from the interrogation signal emitted by the reader unit. While active body-centric links have been extensively investigated, the feasibility of passive systems is still questionable, due to the poor sensitivity of the tags and due to the modest reading distances. This paper describes a systematic measurement campaign involving low-profile wearable textile tags in the UHF RFID band. It was demonstrated that both on-body and off-body links are affordable, with a power budget fully compliant with the available technology and the safety standards. The experiments permitted identifying the most-efficient tag placements, and proposing some quantitative and general guidelines useful to characterize and design this kind of new system.

Published in:

Antennas and Propagation Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:54 ,  Issue: 4 )
RFID Virtual Journal, IEEE