A study on the transmission characteristics of the human body towards broadband intra-body communications

Jordi Agud Ruiz, Shigeru Shimamoto

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Abstract

Intra-body communications is becoming a promising solution for Body Area Networks with a lot of interesting potential applications towards a ubiquitous communication world. Our research is based on the near-field radio, wherein electromagnetic radio signals are transmitted through the human body from a transmitter to a receiver. In contrast with current studies, we aim to study the transmission characteristics of the human body as a conductor of radio signals with higher frequency carriers (up to 1400MHz) in order to find an optimal frequency range for implementing, at last, broadband intra-body communications with high data rates. To achieve our first goal, we carry out experiments where we investigate the delay time profile and the attenuation of the received signal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages99-104
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 12
Event9th International Symposium on Consumer Electronics 2005, ISCE 2005 - , Macao
Duration: 2005 Jun 142005 Jun 16

Conference

Conference9th International Symposium on Consumer Electronics 2005, ISCE 2005
CountryMacao
Period05/6/1405/6/16

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Keywords

  • Body area networks
  • Intra-body communication
  • Near-field radio
  • Propagation characteristics of human body

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Ruiz, J. A., & Shimamoto, S. (2005). A study on the transmission characteristics of the human body towards broadband intra-body communications. 99-104. Paper presented at 9th International Symposium on Consumer Electronics 2005, ISCE 2005, Macao.