Layered RF Phantom Characterization for Wireless Medical Vital Sign Monitors

Gareth A. Conway*, William G. Scanlon, Chris Nunn, Alison Burdett

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Wearable antenna performance measurements were used to characterize a synthetic variable layered phantom testbed, representative of human tissue for operation in the 868/915 MHz, and 2400 MHz industrial, scientific and medical frequency bands. Antenna radiation efficiency measurements on the phantom were compared with measurements on the thorax region of a human test subject. The results show that the phantom is representative of the human body for the application of wireless vital sign monitors, where conductive connections are made to the tissue.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAntennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APSURSI), 2013 IEEE
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781467353151
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013
EventInternational Symposium of the IEEE-Antennas-and-Propagation-Society - Orlando, United Kingdom
Duration: 07 Jul 201313 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium
ISSN (Print)1522-3965


ConferenceInternational Symposium of the IEEE-Antennas-and-Propagation-Society
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Antenna measurements
  • Biomedical monitoring
  • Dipole antennas
  • Monitoring
  • Phantoms
  • Temperature measurement
  • Thorax


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