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Quasi-static modeling of human limb for intra-body communications with experiments
Pun S.H.1; Gao Y.M.2; Mak P.1; Vai M.I.1; Du M.2
2011
Source PublicationIEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine
ISSN10897771
Volume15Issue:6Pages:870-876
Abstract

In recent years, the increasing number of wearable devices on human has been witnessed as a trend. These devices can serve for many purposes: personal entertainment, communication, emergency mission, health care supervision, delivery, etc. Sharing information among the devices scattered across the human body requires a body area network (BAN) and body sensor network (BSN). However, implementation of the BAN/BSN with the conventional wireless technologies cannot give optimal result. It is mainly because the high requirements of light weight, miniature, energy efficiency, security, and less electromagnetic interference greatly limit the resources available for the communication modules. The newly developed intra-body communication (IBC) can alleviate most of the mentioned problems. This technique, which employs the human body as a communication channel, could be an innovative networking method for sensors and devices on the human body. In order to encourage the research and development of the IBC, the authors are favorable to lay a better and more formal theoretical foundation on IBC. They propose a multilayer mathematical model using volume conductor theory for galvanic coupling IBC on a human limb with consideration on the inhomogeneous properties of human tissue. By introducing and checking with quasi-static approximation criteria, Maxwells equations are decoupled and capacitance effect is included to the governing equation for further improvement. Finally, the accuracy and potential of the model are examined from both in vitro and in vivo experimental results. © 2011 IEEE.

KeywordBody Area Network (Ban) Body Sensor Network (Bsn) Home Health Care System Intra-body Communication (Ibc) Quasi-static Model Volume Conductor Theory
DOI10.1109/TITB.2011.2161093
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Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaComputer Science ; Mathematical & Computational Biology ; Medical Informatics
WOS SubjectComputer Science, Information Systems ; Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications ; Mathematical & Computational
WOS IDWOS:000297355000009
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionDEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
INSTITUTE OF MICROELECTRONICS
Corresponding AuthorPun S.H.; Gao Y.M.; Mak P.; Vai M.I.; Du M.
Affiliation1.Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, Taipa, China
2.College of Physical and Information Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, China
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Science and Technology
Corresponding Author AffilicationFaculty of Science and Technology
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Pun S.H.,Gao Y.M.,Mak P.,et al. Quasi-static modeling of human limb for intra-body communications with experiments[J]. IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine,2011,15(6):870-876.
APA Pun S.H.,Gao Y.M.,Mak P.,Vai M.I.,&Du M..(2011).Quasi-static modeling of human limb for intra-body communications with experiments.IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine,15(6),870-876.
MLA Pun S.H.,et al."Quasi-static modeling of human limb for intra-body communications with experiments".IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine 15.6(2011):870-876.
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