4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - "Transforming healthcare through innovations in mobile and wireless technologies"

Research Article

Body Worn Antenna System for Health Care related On- and Off-body Communications

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257680,
        author={Markus Grimm and Dirk Manteuffel},
        title={Body Worn Antenna System for Health Care related On- and Off-body Communications},
        proceedings={4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - "Transforming healthcare through innovations in mobile and wireless technologies"},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={MOBIHEALTH},
        year={2014},
        month={12},
        keywords={antenna theory biomedical communication electromagnetic propagation},
        doi={10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257680}
    }
    
  • Markus Grimm
    Dirk Manteuffel
    Year: 2014
    Body Worn Antenna System for Health Care related On- and Off-body Communications
    MOBIHEALTH
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257680
Markus Grimm1,*, Dirk Manteuffel1
  • 1: University of Kiel
*Contact email: grimm@tf.uni-kiel.de

Abstract

This paper presents an antenna concept which is focused on an optimized performance for on-body communications using the 5 GHz ISM band. Primary design parameters are a strong normal polarization and a low effective antenna height. In addition, the antenna concept is capable to use the 2.7 GHz E-UTRA band for off-body uplinks. In this context, the underlying on-body channel properties are discussed to deduce design aspects which result in optimized propagation properties. Based here on, a numerical method is used to calculate the antenna on-body radiation characteristic to determine a model of the on-body path gain. The related results show a good agreement with a numerical calculated path gain along a realistic full human body model.