Wearable sensor for communication with implantable devices

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

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Abstract

This study presents a simulation and measurement test-bench to investigate the antenna detuning, impedance mismatch and losses in through-body communications. These parameters are relevant to the efficient design of wearable and implantable antennas for biomedical sensors. The study was carried out using finite-difference-time-domain electromagnetic simulations using realistic high-resolution numerical human body phantom models. S-parameter measurement corresponding to the simulation setup was carried out when an implantable antenna connected to a Vector Network Analyzer was placed in the armpit of a human subject and communication was established with an external wearable antenna. The measured results verified the reliability of the proposed simulation test-bench for biomedical sensor applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWearable sensor for communication with implantable devices
PublisherIET
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2018
Event12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2018 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 09 Apr 201813 Apr 2018
Conference number: 12

Conference

Conference12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2018
Abbreviated titleEuCAP 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period09/04/201813/04/2018

Keywords

  • Implantable
  • Numerical phantom
  • Wearable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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