In this comprehensive work, experts in the field detail recent advances in medical and biological microwave sensors and systems, with chapters on topics such as implantable sensors, wearable microwave tags, and UWB technology. Each chapter explores the theory behind the technology, as well as its design and implementation. This is supported by practical examples and details of experimental results, along with discussion of system design, design trade-offs, and possible constraints and manufacturing issues. Applications described include intracranial pressure monitoring, vital signs monitoring, and non-invasive molecular and cellular investigations. Presenting new research and advances in the field, and focusing on the state of the art in medical and biological microwave sensors, this work is an invaluable resource for enthusiastic researchers and practicing engineers in the fields of electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, and medical physics.
Isar Mostafanezhad is a firmware system engineer at the Instrumentation Development Lab in the Department of Physics at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. He is also co-founder of Diamondhead Research in Honolulu, where he has developed an RF based wearable tag for limb movement monitoring. Olga Boric-Lubecke is a professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. She co-founded and served as Chief Technical Advisor for Kai Medical, and has previously worked at Bell Laboratories, researching RF integrated circuit technology and the biomedical applications of wireless systems. Jenshan Lin is a professor at the University of Florida as well as a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Previously he has worked at Bell Laboratories and has published extensively on the subject of wireless sensors and biomedical applications of microwave technologies.
1. Implantable wireless medical devices for gastroesophagus applications J. C. Chiao and Smitha Rao; 2. Embedded microwaves sensors for intracranial pressure monitoring Usmah Kawoos, Mohammad-Reza Tofighi, Francis Kralick, Xu Meng and Arye Rosen; 3. Wireless intracranial pressure system for the assessment of traumatic brain injury Xu Meng, Kevin Browne, D. Kacy Cullen, Mohammad-Reza Tofighi, Usmah Kawoos and Arye Rosen; 4. Microwave biosensors for non-invasive molecular and cellular investigations Katia Grenier and David Dubuc; 5. Wearable radar tag systems for physiological monitoring Victor Lubecke and Aditya Singh; 6. Physiological radar sensor chip development Changzhi Li and Changzhan Gu; 7. Noise and interference reduction methods for microwave doppler radar vital signs monitors Isar Mostafanezhad, Olga Boric-Lubecke, Danilo Mandic and Ehsan Yavari; 8. Biomedical applications of UWB technology Aly Fathy and Yazhou Wang.