Wearable antennas for medical monitoring systems

Gareth A. Conway, William G. Scanlon

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A wearable silver nano particle inkjet printed antenna suitable for wireless biomedical sensing is presented. The performance is evaluated on a synthetic variable layered phantom test-bed, 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 antennas prototyped with copper. Total radiation efficiencies up to ???6.5 dB are reported, with less than 0.5 dB difference in performance between copper and silver nano particle variants, showing promising application for low-cost disposable wireless sensing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2015 International Workshop on Antenna Technology (iWAT)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-7717-8
Publication statusPublished - 01 Mar 2015
EventInternational Workshop on Antenna Technology 2015 - Korea, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 04 Mar 201506 Mar 2015


ConferenceInternational Workshop on Antenna Technology 2015
Abbreviated titleiWAT 2015
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • Antenna measurements
  • Antennas
  • Biomedical monitoring
  • Phantoms
  • Wireless communication
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Bodycentric Communications
  • Conductive inkjet printing
  • Disposable Radio
  • Human tissue phantoms
  • Wearable Antennas
  • Wireless Medical Sensors
  • Wireless Sensing


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