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 publication2006 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2006
Pages2240-2245
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event2006 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2006 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 2006 Apr 32006 Apr 6

Publication series

NameIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
Volume4
ISSN (Print)1525-3511

Conference

Conference2006 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2006
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period06/4/306/4/6

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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 2006 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2006 (pp. 2240-2245). [1696644] (IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC; Vol. 4).