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Design and Performance Analysis of Compact Wearable Textile Antennas for IoT and Body-Centric Communication Applications

Sanjit Varma, Somia Sharma, Merbin John, Richa Bharadwaj, Anuj Dhawan, Shiban K. Koul, Sachin Kumar
2021 International Journal of Antennas and Propagation  
This paper presents two compact textile-based planar dipole and loop antennas for wearable communication applications operating in the 2.4 GHz industrial, scientific, and medical radio (ISM) bands.  ...  Overall, the performance of the fabricated embroidered textile antennas was found suitable for various wearable body-centric applications in indoor environments.  ...  Acknowledgments e authors would like to acknowledge the Defence Research and Development Organisation (RP03437G) for providing funding for this work.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2021/7698765 fatcat:5xp3b26zmrafpg4f5stynsih5a

Tangible User Interfaces: Past, Present, and Future Directions

Orit Shaer
2009 Foundations and Trends® in Human–Computer Interaction  
We then present TUIs in a broader context, survey application domains, and review frameworks and taxonomies.  ...  Methods and technologies for designing, building, and evaluating TUIs are also addressed. Finally, we discuss the strengths and limitations of TUIs and chart directions for future research.  ...  Martin Kaltenbrunner assisted us on the characterization of musical tangibles and provided technical details about the ReacTIVision and TUIO.  ... 
doi:10.1561/1100000026 fatcat:bbs4nsjei5bptddq4ptfe56xiq

A Review of Wearable/Body Worn Antennas for Body-Centric Wireless Communication (BWC)

Ajeet Thakur, Garima Saini
International Journal Of Advancement In Engineering Technology, Management and Applied Science (IJAETMAS)   unpublished
These antennas are used for body-centric wireless communication purpose, which includes health caring, tracking, navigation, public safety etc.  ...  This paper portrays review on wearable and body worn antennas designed at different frequency bands for various applications.  ...  Body-centric communication comprises in-body, off-body and on-body communication.  ... 

An Overview of Reconfigurable Antennas for Wireless Body Area Networks and Possible Future Prospects

Hafiz Suliman Munawar, University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney, Australia
2020 International Journal of Wireless and Microwave Technologies  
To build a review about the reconfigurable antenna for body centric communication, 15 papers from the last 6 years are consulted which fall under the domain of wearable antennas.  ...  As the applications of wireless body centric communication with antennas has a great variability, so enhancements are made in the systems by integrating reconfigurable antennas in it.  ...  Body centric wireless communication systems (BCWS) works in two modes, one is on body communication and other is off body communication.  ... 
doi:10.5815/ijwmt.2020.02.01 fatcat:2l7qbls37bfbdlscvvxmb4iumu

A New Approach and Analysis of Modeling the Human Body in RFID-Enabled Body-Centric Wireless Systems

Karoliina Koski, Toni Björninen, Lauri Sydänheimo, Leena Ukkonen, Yahya Rahmat-Samii
2014 International Journal of Antennas and Propagation  
Body-centric wireless systems demand wearable sensor and tag antennas that have robust impedance matching and provide enough gain for a reliable wireless communication link.  ...  Our results demonstrate that the suggested modeling technique can be used in the design and optimization of wearable antennas for different real-case body-centric scenarios.  ...  Ali Babar and Mikko Toivonen for their valuable support in conducting the measurements.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2014/368090 fatcat:xrgntzkrrjc7zmgr55m6dll4le

A Compact Dual-Mode Wearable Antenna for Body-Centric Wireless Communications

Chia-Hsien Lin, Koichi Ito
2014 Electronics  
In this paper, we propose a compact wearable dual-mode (on-body and off-body modes) antenna for personal healthcare systems.  ...  The miniaturization of electronic devices is leading to the creation of body-centric wireless communications (BCWCs), in which wireless devices are attached to the human body.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank Takahashi and Saito in Chiba University and Li in Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. for their useful comments.  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics3030398 fatcat:odgsclj3nrd2banxi6k4k4dlcm

Small Multi-Band Antenna with Tuning Function for Body-Centric Wireless Communications

Chia-Hsien LIN, Zhengyi LI, Kazuyuki SAITO, Masaharu TAKAHASHI, Koichi ITO
2012 IEICE transactions on communications  
The well-known requirements for wearable antennas in body-centric wireless communications area are compact size, light weight, low-profile, and lower specific absorption rate (SAR).  ...  In our study, we proposed a wearable multi-band and low-profile planar inverted-F antenna (PIFA) with tuning function for on-body and off-body communications.  ... 
doi:10.1587/transcom.e95.b.3074 fatcat:uavs7fendzbedmbtsvgydrhasi

Special Issue on "In-and-off Body-Centric Nano-scale Wireless Communication and Networks"

Josep Miquel Jornet, Sasitharan Balasubramaniam, Akram Alomainy, Vincent Wallace, Qammer H. Abbasi
2018 Nano Communication Networks  
networking concepts and hybrid communication techniques using molecular and electromagnetic methods for future body-centric nanonetworks.  ...  The issue has three research papers covering a range of novel and original contributions in the field of nanoantennas and nanonetworks with emphasis on future body-centric communication mainly targeted  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.nancom.2018.02.004 fatcat:qhtejykiqzcsje3wyrodznqqui

Front Matter [chapter]

2016 Electromagnetics of Body Area Networks  
The design and experimental results for active wearable antennas are also presented, which demonstrate a scenario for MIMO off-body communication between fire fighters.  ...  Chapter 3 presents several novel wearable antenna designs for on-body communications based on miniaturized Yagi-Uda antennas backed by artificial magnetic conducting ground planes.  ... 
doi:10.1002/9781119082910.fmatter fatcat:us2tmxeyofcv7a3du4ectmwjry

Flexible and Conformable Antennas for Body-Centric Radiofrequency Identification [chapter]

R. Lodato, S. Manzari, C. Occhiuzzi, G. Marrocco
2014 Innovation in Wearable and Flexible Antennas  
This chapter reviews the state of the art in the design and experimentation of flexible and conformable antennas for body-centric RFID applications with great attention to the definition of the performance  ...  The fast growth of radiofrequency identification (RFID) research is currently exploring new applications for body-centric systems where flexible, miniaturized and conformal antennas are required for placement  ...  Introduction In the near future, a strategic role in welfare and particularly in healthcare will be played by body-centric networks wherein wearable and implantable sensors provide real-time information  ... 
doi:10.2495/978-1-84564-986-9/007 fatcat:azps4j4zlzbbhnz5amsy2ijkia

Flexible and Wearable Graphene-based Terahertz Antenna for Body-Centric Applications

Abdoalbaset Abohmra, Fizzah Jilani, Hasan T. Abbas, Akram Alomainy, Masood Ur-Rehman, Muhammad Ali Imran, Qammer H. Abbasi
2019 2019 Second International Workshop on Mobile Terahertz Systems (IWMTS)  
This paper presents a graphene based wearable antenna operating in the terahertz frequency range.  ...  The small and flexible structure of the antenna along with excellent impedance matching, high bandwidth and gain, and good efficiency makes it an appropriate candidate to short range wireless communication  ...  CONCLUSIONS A wearable graphene THz antenna is presented and tested on three layers of human skin to serve the wearable applications in modern THz systems to achieve high performance.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iwmts.2019.8823687 fatcat:ka6uxz5a55dkfoqvzhfsw3d4gu

Latest developments in the field of textile antennas [chapter]

L. Vallozzi, C. Hertleer, H. Rogier
2016 Smart Textiles and their Applications  
Body-centric wireless communications still represents a popular field of research, together with wearable textile antennas.  ...  Such a kind of wireless communication takes place between the human body and the surrounding environment and is also referred to as body-centric communication.  ... 
doi:10.1016/b978-0-08-100574-3.00026-6 fatcat:b7cnylijlrayrhbdaczmopw3vi

Various Textiles-Based Comparative Analysis of a Millimeter Wave Miniaturized Novel Antenna Design for Body-Centric Communications

Mohammad Monirujjaman Khan, Kaisarul Islam, Md. Nakib Alam Shovon, Mehedi Masud, Mohammed Baz, Mohammed A. AlZain, Muhammad Inam Abbasi
2021 International Journal of Antennas and Propagation  
A 60 GHz compact and novel shaped microstrip-fed antenna based on a textile substrate for body-centric communications has been proposed in this paper.  ...  This antenna will be a promising choice for body-centric communications because of its compact size, textile-based substrate, and excellent on-body performance.  ...  Wearable devices work in the vicinity of body-centric wireless communications (BCWC). BCWC includes wireless body area network (WBAN), a network of sensors around the human body.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2021/2360440 fatcat:tvx3ed4f6revvafow37qste22q

Dual-Mode Antenna for Health Monitoring System in Body-Centric Wireless Communications

2014 Sensors and materials  
In this paper, a dual-mode antenna for body-centric wireless communications is studied.  ...  Body-centric wireless communications (BCWCs) have become an active area of research owing to many applications, such as healthcare systems, identification systems, and entertainment.  ...  In the future, we will propose more practical and compact antennas for body-centric wireless communications in medical applications.  ... 
doi:10.18494/sam.2014.1031 fatcat:jvdfpxpyf5hvbpl2ad35y2njfm

A Low Profile Antenna for Millimeter-Wave Body-Centric Applications

Masood Ur-Rehman, Nabeel Ahmed Malik, Xiaodong Yang, Qammer Hussain Abbasi, Zhiya Zhang, Nan Zhao
2017 IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation  
A low profile antenna for millimeter-wave body-centric applications. Abstract-Millimetre-Wave frequencies are a front runner contender for the next generation body-centric wireless communications.  ...  The performance of the antenna is evaluated in off-body, on-body and body-to-body communication scenarios using a realistic numerical phantom and verified through measurements.  ...  In section IV, operation of the proposed antenna in wearable conditions considering various on-body, on/off-body and body-to-body scenarios is analysed both numerically and experimentally.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tap.2017.2700897 fatcat:7fo4yqd25jcqfoj7l4ox2b37hq
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