Compact Low-Profile Antenna for Wireless Medical Vital Sign Monitors at 868 MHz

Gareth A. Conway*, William G. Scanlon

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

A low-profile wearable antenna suitable for integration into low-cost, disposable medical vital signs monitors is presented. Simulated and measured antenna performance was characterized on a layered human tissue phantom, representative of the thorax region of a range of human bodies. The wearable antenna has sufficient bandwidth for the 868 MHz Industrial, Scientific and Medical frequency band. Wearable radiation efficiency of up to 30 % is reported when mounted in close proximity to the novel human tissue phantom antenna test-bed at 868 MHz.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings of the 2014 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages830-832
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9788890701849
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014
Event8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2014 - The Hague, Netherlands
Duration: 06 Apr 201411 Apr 2014
http://www.eucap2014.org/

Conference

Conference8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2014
CountryNetherlands
CityThe Hague
Period06/04/201411/04/2014
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Bibliographical note

INSPEC Accession Number:14598741

Keywords

  • Human tissue phantom
  • Measurement
  • Propagation
  • Wearable antenna

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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