Through-body Communication Measurements Using Wearable and Implantable Sensor Antennas

Abdul Quddious, Photos Vryonides, Symeon Nikolaou, Marco A. Antoniades, Muhammad Ali Babar Abbasi

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Abstract

This manuscript presents a successful through-body communication test bench using a customized wearable sensor antenna and an implantable sensor antenna. The sensor antennas were directly connected with VNA cables and two-port S-parameter measurements were conducted. The measurements verified the complex simulation setup that allows accurate modeling for the surrounding environment of implantable and wearable sensors. The simulation model verification was accomplished through the direct comparison of the simulation setup with the measurement setup. The measurement setup with a cable-connected implantable sensor was made possible through the placement of the implantable sensor under the armpit of a human subject. For the feasibility of the S-parameter measurements, two novel sensor antennas were implemented and used. A very compact, implantable sensor antenna, and a bi-directional wearable sensor loaded with two back-to-back antennas, designed and optimized to radiate effectively towards the human body and away from the human body, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2019 Antennas Design and Measurement International Conference, ADMInC 2019
EditorsSergey O. Shaposhnikov
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages53-57
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728135991
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jan 2020
Event2019 Antennas Design and Measurement International Conference, ADMInC 2019 - Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 16 Oct 201918 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2019 Antennas Design and Measurement International Conference, ADMInC 2019

Conference

Conference2019 Antennas Design and Measurement International Conference, ADMInC 2019
CountryRussian Federation
CitySaint Petersburg
Period16/10/201918/10/2019

Keywords

  • implantable
  • numerical phantom
  • Through-body communication measurements
  • wearable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation

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