A Compact Dual-Band Antenna for Wearable e-Health Devices

Haider Raad, Casey White, Hussain Al-Rizzo, Ayman Isaac, Ali Hammoodi
In this paper, a flexible, compact, ultra-low profile dual band antenna is presented. The proposed design is suitable for wearable and flexible Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) devices geared for tele-health technology. The antenna has a 50.8 µm thickness and fed by a Coplanar Waveguide (CPW) structure. The proposed design is based on a planar monopole and resonates at 2.45 GHz and 5.2 GHz which makes it suitable for Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) technologies. Design and analysis of the
more » ... d analysis of the proposed printed monopole antenna have been carried out using the full wave simulation software CST Microwave Studio, which is based on the Finite Integration Technique (FIT). The proposed design has the merits of compactness, light weight, wide bandwidth, and high efficiency which suggest that the proposed design is a reasonable candidate for integration within wearable and flexible telemedicine systems.