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Electrical and electronic engineering, Communication engineering and systems, Health-related biotechnology
Antennas designed to link footwear sensors within body centric networks are introduced with two small UWB antennas, one directional and another quasi-omnidirectional. The radiating characteristics are evaluated for three positions on a sample sports shoe using a detailed simulation model and measurements with a homogenous foot phantom. Antenna performance is assessed for resilience to close proximity loading by the footwear materials and the phantom foot.
D. Gaetano, P. McEvoy, M. J. Ammann, J. E. Browne, L. Keating and F. Horgan, (2013) “Footwear Antennas for Body Area Telemetry,” Antennas & Propagation, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 61, no.10, pp.4908-4916 doi:10.1109/TAP.2013.2272451