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Human Body and Head Characteristics as a Communication Medium for Body Area Network

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Kifle, Yonatan; Kim, Hun-Seok; Yoo, Jerald

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings, pp.1845-1848
An in-depth investigation of the Body Channel Communication (BCC) under the environment set according to the IEEE 802.15.6 Body Area Network (BAN) standard is conducted to observe and characterize the human body as a communication medium. A thorough measurement of the human head as part of the human channel is also carried out. Human forehead, head to limb, and ear to ear channel is characterized. The channel gain of the human head follows the same bandpass profile of the human torso and limbs with the maximum channel gain occurring at 35MHz. The human body channel gain distribution histogram at given frequencies, while all the other parameters are held constant, exhibits a maximum variation of 2.2dB in the channel gain at the center frequency of the bandpass channel gain profile.
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Research Area Biomedical Applications, Energy-Efficient Integrated Circuits


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