A study on intra-body communication for personal healthcare monitoring system

Abdullah Alshehab, Nao Kobayash, Ryosuke Kikuchi, Jordi Ruiz, Shigeru Shimamoto, Hiroshi Ishibashi

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In this paper we propose the use of intrabody communication (IBC) for a personal health monitoring system employing inexpensive, lightweight, miniature sensor platforms. Body area networks (BANs) with physiological sensors will improve current healthcare services and at the same time significantly reduce costs to public health systems. We are primarily looking to reduce the transmission power consumption of the wireless communication links by using very low power IBC to connect the BAN sensors, a change which has also been shown to increase the durability of the sensors. There has been no specific study carried out to date on the optimal modulation scheme for such IBC. For this reason, we investigate the transmission characteristics of the human body as a conductor of signal up to 2.4 GHz by considering different transmitter power consumption and data transmission rates. We believe that an optimal modulation scheme for IBC would allow an increase of the data transmission bit rate in our personal health monitoring system model, therefore we evaluated the performance of two different modulation schemes, QPSK and BPSK. Our experiment is conducted with point-topoint communication between an Electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor located in the chest region and a central hub located on the left wrist.

元の言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトル2008 10th IEEE Intl. Conf. on e-Health Networking, Applications and Service, HEALTHCOM 2008
ページ219-220
ページ数2
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2008 10 6
イベント2008 10th IEEE Intl. Conf. on e-Health Networking, Applications and Service, HEALTHCOM 2008 - Singapore, Singapore
継続期間: 2008 7 72008 7 9

出版物シリーズ

名前2008 10th IEEE Intl. Conf. on e-Health Networking, Applications and Service, HEALTHCOM 2008

Conference

Conference2008 10th IEEE Intl. Conf. on e-Health Networking, Applications and Service, HEALTHCOM 2008
Singapore
Singapore
期間08/7/708/7/9

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

これを引用

Alshehab, A., Kobayash, N., Kikuchi, R., Ruiz, J., Shimamoto, S., & Ishibashi, H. (2008). A study on intra-body communication for personal healthcare monitoring system. : 2008 10th IEEE Intl. Conf. on e-Health Networking, Applications and Service, HEALTHCOM 2008 (pp. 219-220). [4600139] (2008 10th IEEE Intl. Conf. on e-Health Networking, Applications and Service, HEALTHCOM 2008). https://doi.org/10.1109/HEALTH.2008.4600139