Novel communication services based on human body and environment interaction: Applications inside trains and applications for handicapped people

Jordi Agud Ruiz, Shigeru Shimamoto

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    Abstract

    We believe that near-field radio intra-body communications, wherein human body is used as the transmission medium, will be a very suitable solution for Body Area Networks with many interesting applications towards a ubiquitous communication world. This paper presents some potential new applications of great usefulness for handicapped people. Moreover, we have also envisioned applications inside train coaches where the use of mobile phones is restricted in countries such as Japan. On the other hand, we present the system model designed to carry out these applications by using intra-body communications. Finally, in order to investigate the feasibility of this kind of communication, we analyze experimentally the characteristics of the intra-body propagation channels and we evaluate the performance of several digital modulation schemes.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
    Pages2240-2245
    Number of pages6
    Volume4
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event2006 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2006 - Las Vegas, NV
    Duration: 2006 Apr 32006 Apr 6

    Other

    Other2006 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2006
    CityLas Vegas, NV
    Period06/4/306/4/6

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    Communication
    Mobile phones
    Modulation

    Keywords

    • Applications for handicapped people
    • Body area networks
    • Intra-body communications
    • Intrabody channels
    • Services inside trains

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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    Ruiz, J. A., & Shimamoto, S. (2006). Novel communication services based on human body and environment interaction: Applications inside trains and applications for handicapped people. In IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC (Vol. 4, pp. 2240-2245). [1696644]

    Novel communication services based on human body and environment interaction : Applications inside trains and applications for handicapped people. / Ruiz, Jordi Agud; Shimamoto, Shigeru.

    IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC. Vol. 4 2006. p. 2240-2245 1696644.

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

    Ruiz, JA & Shimamoto, S 2006, Novel communication services based on human body and environment interaction: Applications inside trains and applications for handicapped people. in IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC. vol. 4, 1696644, pp. 2240-2245, 2006 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2006, Las Vegas, NV, 06/4/3.
    Ruiz JA, Shimamoto S. Novel communication services based on human body and environment interaction: Applications inside trains and applications for handicapped people. In IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC. Vol. 4. 2006. p. 2240-2245. 1696644
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