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
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Symposium on Consumer Electronics, ISCE
    EditorsR.S. Bradbeer, Y.H. Shum
    Pages99-104
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    Event9th International Symposium on Consumer Electronics 2005, ISCE 2005 -
    Duration: 2005 Jun 142005 Jun 16

    Other

    Other9th International Symposium on Consumer Electronics 2005, ISCE 2005
    Period05/6/1405/6/16

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    Communication
    Transmitters
    Time delay
    Experiments

    Keywords

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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

    Cite this

    Ruiz, J. A., & Shimamoto, S. (2005). A study on the transmission characteristics of the human body towards broadband intra-body communications. In R. S. Bradbeer, & Y. H. Shum (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Consumer Electronics, ISCE (pp. 99-104)

    A study on the transmission characteristics of the human body towards broadband intra-body communications. / Ruiz, Jordi Agud; Shimamoto, Shigeru.

    Proceedings of the International Symposium on Consumer Electronics, ISCE. ed. / R.S. Bradbeer; Y.H. Shum. 2005. p. 99-104.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Ruiz, JA & Shimamoto, S 2005, A study on the transmission characteristics of the human body towards broadband intra-body communications. in RS Bradbeer & YH Shum (eds), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Consumer Electronics, ISCE. pp. 99-104, 9th International Symposium on Consumer Electronics 2005, ISCE 2005, 05/6/14.
    Ruiz JA, Shimamoto S. A study on the transmission characteristics of the human body towards broadband intra-body communications. In Bradbeer RS, Shum YH, editors, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Consumer Electronics, ISCE. 2005. p. 99-104
    Ruiz, Jordi Agud ; Shimamoto, Shigeru. / A study on the transmission characteristics of the human body towards broadband intra-body communications. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Consumer Electronics, ISCE. editor / R.S. Bradbeer ; Y.H. Shum. 2005. pp. 99-104
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