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Tattoo Antenna Temporary Transfers Operating On-Skin (TATTOOS)

Tribe, James and Oyeka, Dumtoochukwu and Batchelor, John C. and Kaur, Navjot and Segura-Velandia, Diana and West, Andrew and Kay, Robert and Vega, Katia and Whittow, Will (2015) Tattoo Antenna Temporary Transfers Operating On-Skin (TATTOOS). In: Design, User Experience, and Usability: Users and Interactions. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 9187 (1). Springer, Los Angeles, pp. 685-695. ISBN 978-3-319-20897-8. (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-20898-5_65) (KAR id:50330)


This paper discusses the development of RFID logo antennas based on the logos of Loughborough University and the University of Kent which can be tattooed directly onto the skin’s surface. Hence, this paper uses aesthetic principles to create functional wearable technology. Simulations of possible designs for the tattoo tags have been carried out to optimize their performance. Prototypes of the tag designs were fabricated and read range measurements with the transfer tattoos on a volunteers arm were carried out to test the performance. Measured Read ranges of approximately 0.5 m have been achieved with the antenna 10 µm from the body.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-319-20898-5_65
Uncontrolled keywords: aesthetic design, body centric communication, conducting ink, RFID.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > TK6540 Radio > TK6570.M6 Mobile communication systems
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics > TK7871.6 Antennas and waveguides
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: John Batchelor
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2015 14:50 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 00:30 UTC
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