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Insole Antenna for On-Body Telemetry
Gaetano, Domenico; McEvoy, Patrick; Ammann, Max; John, Matthias; Brannigan, Colm; Keating, Louise; Horgan, Frances
A 433 MHz antenna is proposed for integration with the insole of footwear for a body area network. The folded dipole design with an asymmetric groundplane radiates from its edges and considers the close proximity of the human foot and ground surfaces. It functions for different ground conductivity conditions and an on-body communication link with an Inverted F Antenna in the upper body area was evaluated on a static and dynamic human subject. The antenna solution was compliant with Specific Absorption Rate requirements, remains matched and links with upper-body nodes regardless of the body posture and node location.
Keyword(s): Body Area Network Body-area network Footwear antenna ISM 433 MHz ISM 433??MHz Propagation Channel footwear antenna propagation channel Antenna measurements Dipole antennas Foot Footwear Surface impeda; Electromagnetics and Photonics; Equipment and Supplies
Publication Date:
2015
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Contributor(s): Max Ammann; Science Foundation Ireland; Principal Investigator
Institution: Dublin Institute of Technology
Citation(s): Articles
Publisher(s): Dublin Institute of Technology
File Format(s): application/pdf
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