International Workshop on “Advances in Wireless Physical Layer Communications for Emerging Healthcare Applications”

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An Antenna for Footwear

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-37893-5_36,
        author={Max Ammann and Patrick McEvoy and Domenico Gaetano and Louise Keating and Frances Horgan},
        title={An Antenna for Footwear},
        proceedings={International Workshop on “Advances in Wireless Physical Layer Communications for Emerging Healthcare Applications”},
        proceedings_a={IWAWPLC},
        year={2013},
        month={4},
        keywords={Biomedical telemetry body sensor networks footwear industry ultra wideband antennas},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-37893-5_36}
    }
    
  • Max Ammann
    Patrick McEvoy
    Domenico Gaetano
    Louise Keating
    Frances Horgan
    Year: 2013
    An Antenna for Footwear
    IWAWPLC
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-37893-5_36
Max Ammann1,*, Patrick McEvoy1, Domenico Gaetano1, Louise Keating2, Frances Horgan2
  • 1: Dublin Institute of Technology
  • 2: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
*Contact email: Max.Ammann@dit.com

Abstract

Antenna design for footwear is an essential part of enabling reliable wireless links with lower-limb sensors used in body centric networks. Sensors can report biomechanical pressure data to analyse kinematic and posture parameters for a range of medical and sporting applications. Consideration is given to antenna shapes, the fit with shoe shapes, the positioning on the shoe and the radiation patterns suited to on body and off-body communications.