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Design & Performance of Wearable Ultra Wide Band Textile Antenna for Medical Applications

Nikhil Singh / Ashutosh Kumar Singh / / Vinod Kumar Singh
Published Online: 2015-02-09 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/eng-2015-0012


The concept of wearable products such as textile antenna are being developed which are capable of monitoring, alerting and demanding attention whenever hospital emergency is needed, hence minimizing labour and resource. In the proposed work by using textile material as a substrate the ultra wideband antenna is designed especially for medical applications.Simulated and measured results here shows that the proposed antenna design meets the requirements of wide working bandwidth and provides 13.08 GHz bandwidth with very small size, washable (if using conductive thread for conductive parts) and flexible materials. Results in terms of bandwidth, radiation pattern, return loss as well as gain and efficiency are presented to validate the usefulness of the current proposed design. The work done here has many implications for future research and it could help patients with such flexible and comfortable medical monitoring techniques.

Keywords: Textile antenna; ultra wide band; efficiency; wearable antenna; return loss


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About the article

Received: 2014-05-01

Accepted: 2014-12-02

Published Online: 2015-02-09

Citation Information: Open Engineering, Volume 5, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 2391-5439, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/eng-2015-0012.

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