A study on intrabody communication for personal healthcare monitoring system

Abdullah Alshehab, Nao Kobayashi, Jordi Ruiz, Ryosuke Kikuchi, Shigeru Shimamoto, Hiroshi Ishibashi

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    Abstract

    In this paper we propose the use of intrabody communication (IBC) for a personal health monitoring system employing inexpensive, lightweight, miniature sensor platforms. Body area networks (BANs) with physiological sensors could improve current healthcare services and at the same time significantly reduce costs to public health systems. We are primarily looking to reduce the transmission power consumption of the wireless communication links by using very low power IBC to connect the BAN sensors, a change that has also been shown to increase the durability of the sensors. There has been no specific study carried out to date on the optimal modulation scheme for such IBC. For this reason, we investigated the transmission characteristics of the human body as a conductor of signal up to 2.4 GHz by considering different transmitter power consumption and data transmission rates. We believe that an optimal modulation scheme for IBC would allow an increase of the data transmission bit rate in our personal health monitoring system model. Therefore, we evaluated the performance of two different modulation schemes, QPSK and BPSK. Our experiment is conducted with point-to-point communication between an electrocardiogram sensor located in the chest region and a central hub located on the left wrist.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)851-857
    Number of pages7
    JournalTelemedicine and e-Health
    Volume14
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct 1

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    Communication
    Delivery of Health Care
    Health
    Wrist
    Human Body
    Electrocardiography
    Thorax
    Public Health
    Costs and Cost Analysis
    Power (Psychology)

    Keywords

    • Body area networks
    • Body transmission characteristics
    • Intrabody communication

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)
    • Health Informatics
    • Health Information Management

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    A study on intrabody communication for personal healthcare monitoring system. / Alshehab, Abdullah; Kobayashi, Nao; Ruiz, Jordi; Kikuchi, Ryosuke; Shimamoto, Shigeru; Ishibashi, Hiroshi.

    In: Telemedicine and e-Health, Vol. 14, No. 8, 01.10.2008, p. 851-857.

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    Alshehab, A, Kobayashi, N, Ruiz, J, Kikuchi, R, Shimamoto, S & Ishibashi, H 2008, 'A study on intrabody communication for personal healthcare monitoring system', Telemedicine and e-Health, vol. 14, no. 8, pp. 851-857. https://doi.org/10.1089/tmj.2008.0102
    Alshehab, Abdullah ; Kobayashi, Nao ; Ruiz, Jordi ; Kikuchi, Ryosuke ; Shimamoto, Shigeru ; Ishibashi, Hiroshi. / A study on intrabody communication for personal healthcare monitoring system. In: Telemedicine and e-Health. 2008 ; Vol. 14, No. 8. pp. 851-857.
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