A wearable RFID sensor and effects of human body proximity

D. Patron, K. Gedin, T. Kurzweg, A. Fontecchio, G. Dion, K. R. Dandekar

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Abstract

Wearable electronics integrate smart sensors and compact computing systems into garments. In this paper, we discuss the design and simulation of a knitted textile RFID sensor for wearable applications. The sensor comprises a textile folded dipole antenna, specifically designed for use with an inductively-coupled RFID microchip at 870 MHz. As opposed to conventional microchips, in this case the device does not need any physical soldering, making it very convenient for wearable applications. The numerical analysis was extended to evaluate the loading effects of human body proximity. For distances greater than 10 mm, the antenna maintains good impedance matching and a broadside radiation with moderate gain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Benjamin Franklin Symposium on Microwave and Antenna Subsystems for Radar, Telecommunication, and Biomedical Applications, BenMAS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479963119
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2 2016
Event2014 IEEE Benjamin Franklin Symposium on Microwave and Antenna Sub-Systems for Radar, Telecommunication, and Biomedical Applications, BenMAS 2016 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: Sep 27 2014 → …

Publication series

Name2014 IEEE Benjamin Franklin Symposium on Microwave and Antenna Subsystems for Radar, Telecommunication, and Biomedical Applications, BenMAS 2016

Other

Other2014 IEEE Benjamin Franklin Symposium on Microwave and Antenna Sub-Systems for Radar, Telecommunication, and Biomedical Applications, BenMAS 2016
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period9/27/14 → …

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Instrumentation

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