Medical wireless body sensor networks at microwave versus mm-wave bands

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Abstract

A comparison of single on-body links at microwave and millimetre wave bands is presented for medical application scenarios. Example body sensor positions (chest and abdomen) were selected. Two movement scenarios are investigated: Laying down still and randomly moving from a laying down position to a semi-reclined position, sitting up, or turning side-to-side. The measured cumulative distribution function of the signal to interference ratio for two subjects situated 1.5 m apart is compared at 2.4 GHz and 60 GHz. Results show that the single on-body hop signal level at 2.4 GHz is much stronger than that at 60 GHz, but also suffers from unacceptably higher interference level.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages1-3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014
Event2014 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on RF and Wireless Technologies for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications (IMWS-BIO) - London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Dec 201410 Dec 2014

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on RF and Wireless Technologies for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications (IMWS-BIO)
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period8/12/1410/12/14

Keywords

  • Microwaves, Millimetre waves, Wireless body sensor networks