Get ready for the tidal wave of "body centric" electronic systems that will take mobile communications and computing to new heights! Now in a newly updated and revised edition, this timely resource provides you with complete and current details on the theory, design, and applications of wireless antennas for on-body electronic systems. The Second Edition offers readers brand new material on important developments like advances in physical phantom design and production, simulation methods and numerical phantoms, descriptions of methods for simulation of moving bodies, and the use of the body as a transmission channel. This cutting-edge volume brings practitioners the state-of-the-art in existing applications like Bluetooth headsets together with detailed treatment of techniques, tools, and challenges in developing on-body antennas for an array of medical, emergency response, law enforcement, personal entertainment, and military applications on the horizon. It covers on-body communication channels at microwave frequency and low frequency bands, as well as ultra wideband systems for WPANs and WBANs.This volume is indispensable to all engineers involved in designing, testing, and improving body-centric communication systems.
Peter S. Hall is a professor of communications engineering, leader of the Antennas and Applied Electromagnetic Laboratory, and Head of the Devices and Systems Research Centre at The University of Birmingham. Yang Hao is a lecturer in the Antenna Engineering Group at Queen Mary College, University of London.
Introduction to Body-Centric Wireless Communications. Electromagnetic Properties and Modeling of the Human Body Body Centric UWB Communications. Wearable Antennas for Cellular and WLAN Communications. Body-Sensor Networks for Space and Military Applications. Antennas and Propagation for Telemedicine and Telecare: On-Body Systems. Antennas and Propagation for Telemedicine: Implant Systems.