Simple Electrical Model and Initial Experiments for Intra-Body Communications
Y. M. Gao1,2; S. H. Pun1,3; M. Du1,2; P. U. Mak1,3; M. I. Vai1,3
Conference NameAnnual International Conference of the IEEE-Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society
Source PublicationProceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
Conference DateSEP 03-06, 2009
Conference PlaceMinneapolis, MN
PublisherIEEE, 345 E 47TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10017 USA

Intra-Body Communication(IBC) is a short range "wireless" communication technique appeared in recent years. This technique relies on the conductive property of human tissue to transmit the electric signal among human body. This is beneficial for devices networking and sensors among human body, and especially suitable for wearable sensors, telemedicine system and home health care system as in general the data rates of physiologic parameters are low. In this article, galvanic coupling type IBC application on human limb was investigated in both its mathematical model and related experiments. The experimental results showed that the proposed mathematical model was capable in describing the galvanic coupling type IBC under low frequency. Additionally, the calculated result and experimental result also indicated that the electric signal induced by the transmitters of IBC can penetrate deep into human muscle and thus, provide an evident that IBC is capable of acting as networking technique for implantable devices. 

KeywordElectrical Model Experiments Galvanic Coupling Type Intra-body Communication
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WOS Research AreaEngineering
WOS SubjectEngineering, Biomedical
WOS IDWOS:000280543600177
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Affiliation1.Key Laboratory of Medical Instrumentation & Pharmaceutical Technology, Fu jian Province, China.
2.Institute of Precision Instrument, Fu zhou University, Fu zhou, China
3.Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, Av. Padre Tomás Pereira, Taipa, Macau.
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Y. M. Gao,S. H. Pun,M. Du,et al. Simple Electrical Model and Initial Experiments for Intra-Body Communications[C]:IEEE, 345 E 47TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10017 USA,2009:697-700.
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