Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. Second International ICST Conference, MobiHealth 2011, Kos Island, Greece, October 5-7, 2011. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Performance of a Near-Field Radio-Frequency Pressure Sensing Method in Compression Garment Application

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29734-2_44,
        author={Timo Salpavaara and Jarmo Verho and Pekka Kumpulainen},
        title={Performance of a Near-Field Radio-Frequency Pressure Sensing Method in Compression Garment Application},
        proceedings={Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. Second International ICST Conference, MobiHealth 2011, Kos Island, Greece, October 5-7, 2011. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBIHEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={RF telemetry passive resonance sensor pressure measurement},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29734-2_44}
    }
    
  • Timo Salpavaara
    Jarmo Verho
    Pekka Kumpulainen
    Year: 2012
    Performance of a Near-Field Radio-Frequency Pressure Sensing Method in Compression Garment Application
    MOBIHEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29734-2_44
Timo Salpavaara1,*, Jarmo Verho1,*, Pekka Kumpulainen1,*
  • 1: Tampere University of Technology
*Contact email: timo.salpavaara@tut.fi, jarmo.verho@tut.fi, pekka.kumpulainen@tut.fi

Abstract

Information on the applied pressure is critical to the pressure garment treatment. The performance of a close-range radio-frequency pressure measurement method is evaluated. The aim of the measurement is to sense the pressure under pressure garments. The hand-held measurement unit is used to inductively read a passive resonance sensor. The response and the repeatability of a new pressure sensor structure are tested. The performance of the telemetry is tested by altering the distance, angle and alignment between the measurement unit and the sensor. The functioning of the read-out method is tested within the useful frequency range of the sensor. The effects of the measurement environment are studied. According to the results, the tested measurement method is acceptable in this application.