Intrabody Communication for Implants in Body Area Network Scenarios

Assefa K Teshome, Behailu Kibret, Daniel T H Lai

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Abstract

This paper studies implant communication in the Wireless Body Area Networks (WBAN) and presents a novel analytical electromagnetic model for galvanically coupled Intra-body Communication (IBC) for implants. The model is versatile to be applied to any part of the human body as it is based on multilayered ellipsoidal geometry. Experimental validation and Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) analysis show that the model is highly accurate for implant-to-implant and implant-to-surface communication. With high degree of miniaturizability, path loss at the surface of the skin is found to around 35 dB; that shows Galvanically coupled IBC implants are a good alternative compared to existing wireless implants.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmbient Intelligence and Smart Environments
EditorsPaulo Novais, Shin'ichi Konomi
Place of PublicationAmsterdam Netherlands
PublisherIOS Press
Pages544-551
Number of pages8
Volume21
ISBN (Electronic)9781614996903
ISBN (Print)9781614996897
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventWorkshop on Wireless Body Area Networks for Personal Monitoring in Intelligent Environments 2016 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Sep 201613 Sep 2016
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Conference

ConferenceWorkshop on Wireless Body Area Networks for Personal Monitoring in Intelligent Environments 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period12/09/1613/09/16
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