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  • The IET Seminar on Antennas and Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications - Cover page

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  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology Seminar on Antennas and Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications - Title page

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    The following topics are dealt with: antennas and propagation; body-centric wireless communications; body sensor networks; body implant communication; medical body area networks; e-textile antennas; and UWB on-body radio propagation. View full abstract»

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  • Author Disclaimer - Copyright page

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  • Becoming a member of the lET

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  • ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION FOR BODY CENTRIC COMMUNICATIONS

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):1 - 4
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    Body centric wireless communication is now accepted as an important part of 4th generation mobile communications systems. The design of antennas and the characterisation of radiowave propagation on the body are now being considered, by many groups around the world. The paper gives a brief overview of the current position and reports on some recent advances in the topic. View full abstract»

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  • Modeling of Propagation on and Interaction between Body-mounted Antennas

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 5
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    Recently, there has been a growing interest in body area networks (BANs), which play an important role in body-centric wireless communications. The ability to model and simulate these networks is crucial to their design-as a complement to measurements that are essential but quite tedious and time-consuming in nature. The objective of this paper is to focus on the problems of ultrawideband UWB ante... View full abstract»

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  • NUMERICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL HUMAN BODY PHANTOMS

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):6 - 12
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    For the development of body-centric wireless communication devices, it is indispensable to evaluate interactions between the human body and the electromagnetic waves radiated from the devices. In these investigations, instead of a real human body, tissue-equivalent numerical or experimental phantoms are usually used. This paper describes such numerical and experimental human body phantoms. View full abstract»

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  • CAN WEARABLES BE WIREABLE?

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):13 - 18
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    In this paper, the pros and cons of wiring components in a wearable system (over and above considerations of data transmission and power distribution) are considered. Three aspects of wearable computers will be explored in terms of the impact of, and need for, wiring: (i.) the relationship of the wearable computer to the wearer, particularly in of posture and movement; (ii.) the manner in which a ... View full abstract»

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  • Body Centric Context Aware Application Scenarios

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):19 - 23
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    This paper describes several communication categories for personal and body centric communications. It uses several application scenarios to give examples of these categories and therefore to concretise these categories. Further, the paper presents a first set of analysis for off-body communications. View full abstract»

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  • BODY SENSOR NETWORKS - RESEARCH CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):26 - 32
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    Recent advances in bionics, wireless network and computer technologies have enabled the realisation of miniaturised wireless biosensors for pervasive monitoring. Based on these technologies, the concept of Body Sensor Network (BSN) has been proposed to improve patient care, chronic disease management, and promote lifelong health and wellbeing for the ageing population. In order to provide a truly ... View full abstract»

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  • BODY IMPLANT CONMMUNICATION - IS IT A REALITY?

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):33 - 36
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    This paper shows how radio frequency (RF) communication is possible for implanted medical devices. RF links between implanted medical devices and external monitoring and programming equipment is becoming more common. However, as new RF applications are introduced the battery operating life of the implanted medical device is a concern. This paper describes a technique to prolong battery life. The t... View full abstract»

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  • Antennas, propagation considerations for robust wireless communications in medical body area networks

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 37
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    This paper presents the medical body area networks (MBAN) are seen as a key challenge for the wireless communications community (e.g., IEEE 802.15.6) who are focusing on a range of issues including security, power consumption, reliability, capacity, range error performance. Interestingly, in MBANs the antennas and propagation aspects of the problem can be shown to have a significant effect on all ... View full abstract»

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  • TEXTILE BROADBAND E-PATCH ANTENNA AT ISM BAND

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):38 - 43
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    This paper presents early results of an investigation into the fabrication of a textile E-shaped patch antenna suitable for broadband communications in the ISM band (2.4 GHz - 2.5 GHz). The design was inspired from literature and further tuned using in-house FDTD software. The textile antenna compares reasonably well with the same antenna in conventional technology featuring 17% bandwidth with a c... View full abstract»

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  • A TEXTILE ANTENNA FOR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):44 - 46
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    This paper presents a textile antenna designed to be integrated into protective clothing since it is made out of a high performance aramid fabric. A microstrip patch antenna is designed for operating in the 2.45 GHz Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) band for short range communication to transmit the wearer's life signs to a nearby base station. Electrotextiles are used for the antenna patch... View full abstract»

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  • BODY WORN ANTENNAS

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):47 - 50
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    Two dual frequency band patch antennas are presented fabricated on clothing materials. The antennas operate over the wireless network bands at 2.45 Hz and 5 GHz. To reduce back radiation the antennas were placed over an electromagnetic band gap surface. Back radiation was reduced by 10 to 15 dB while maintaining the impedance match over the frequency bands. View full abstract»

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  • RFID ANTENNAS FOR THE UHF REMOTE MONITORING OF HUMAN BODIES

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):51 - 56
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    This paper investigates on the possibility to design transponder antennas for RFID applications involving the human body as object to be tagged or bio-monitored. A new antenna geometry is proposed and guidelines for conjugate impedance matching are given for different kinds of microchip transmitters, within power limitation and biological as well space constraints. View full abstract»

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  • SUB MINATURE ANTENNA DESIGN FOR WIRELESS IMPLANTS

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):57 - 62
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    This paper describes the design, measurement and simulation of a sub-miniature loop antenna, suitable for wireless implant devices in the 900 MHz ISM and 402 MHz MICS radio bands. The difficulties of designing implant antennas are described, including how to minimise antenna detuning when it is placed inside the body, and how to manage areas of high-electric field strength through a combination of... View full abstract»

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  • EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF DIVERSITY TECHNIQUES FOR ON-BODY COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):63 - 66
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    In this paper, preliminary results for the analysis of diversity performance for on-body communication systems have been carried out. In these systems both the transmitter and the receiver are placed on the body at a distance depending on the application in use. In particular, a monopole on a square ground plane has been used as a transmitting element and two monopoles on a common ground plane as ... View full abstract»

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  • ULTRA-WIDEBAND SPATIAL CORRELATION STUDY FOR MULTI- SENSOR MULTI-ANTENNA BODY AREA NETWORKS

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):67 - 70
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    This paper is a first step towards the development of UWB multi-sensors MIMO body area networks, where the sensors communicate with a multi-antenna central device. The spatial correlation in the frequency and delay domains has been extracted from channel measurements on the human torso. We highlight two behaviours depending on the propagation mechanisms: diffraction around the body and environment... View full abstract»

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  • SIMULATION AND MEASUREMENT OF BODY DYMAMICS FOR ON-BODY CHANNEL CHARACTEIRISATION

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):71 - 74
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    Wireless body area networks (WBANs) promise unobtrusive and cheap interconnections of electronic based sensors, processors and other devices thank to low-profile, compact and easily integrated body worn antennas. The paper, with the combination of animation and electromagnetic software, presents the modelling of human body in motion during normal daily activities such as a walk. Simulations of a w... View full abstract»

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  • Body Loss Modeling for Wireless Communications Standards Bands

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 75
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    In this paper, a study is performed to understand the human body effects on antenna's characteristics and try to establish a model of these alterations on the proximity of the human body. Using the EM simulator CST - Microwave Studio, simulations of different dipoles covering the standards bands for wireless communications (GSM, DCS, PCS, UMTS) in close proximity of a homogenous human head model w... View full abstract»

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