Feasibility study for optical BAN

Junkichi Akiyama, Daisuke Seki, Takeshi Namita, Yuji Kato, Koichi Shimizu

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Abstract

To examine the practical potential of an optical body area network (BAN) technique, a feasibility study was conducted of optical data transmission through a human hand using diffusely scattered light. The data transmission of 170 mm distance in a human hand was accomplished to show the possibility of the data transmission from the wrist to the fingertips in an adult hand. The frequency bandwidth for data transmission was restricted by the effect of strong scattering inside body tissues. In experiments using a human hand, the bandwidth was measured to be 2.80 GHz. The feasibility of BAN using diffusely scattered light in the body was verified through these analyses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 7th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, ISMICT 2013
Pages14-17
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 15
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 7th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, ISMICT 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2013 Mar 62013 Mar 8

Publication series

NameInternational Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, ISMICT
ISSN (Print)2326-828X
ISSN (Electronic)2326-8301

Other

Other2013 7th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, ISMICT 2013
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period13/3/613/3/8

Keywords

  • BAN
  • body area network
  • data transmission
  • diffusion
  • optical BAN
  • optical communication
  • scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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