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Digitally Fabricated Epidermal Transfer Tattoo UHF Radio Frequency Identification Tags

Oyeka, Dumtoochukwu Obiora (2015) Digitally Fabricated Epidermal Transfer Tattoo UHF Radio Frequency Identification Tags. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent,.


This thesis focuses on the inkjet printing of UHF RFID tags in the form of transfer tattoos for use on the skin. Inkjet printing of these tags is proposed as a cheaper and more appropriate alternative to conventional etching.

Also, due to some defects being introduced to the tags during the printing process because of printing conditions and characteristics inherent to the printing technology, the effects of these defects on the performance of the printed tag is also examined by simulation and measurement. The robustness of the epidermal transfer tattoo tag was further experimentally determined by exposure to everyday use conditions and situations involving sweat and mechanical friction.

Finally, a diversity study on an inkjet printed tag integrated with a medical sticking plaster was performed. This involved the use of two to four tags placed horizontally and vertically in order to determine which orientation offers better read coverage in each of the diversity setups while a volunteer carried out a set of motions.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Thesis advisor: Batchelor, John
Uncontrolled keywords: RFID, Inkjet Printing Epidermal RFID Tags, Tattoo RFID Tags
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
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Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2016 09:41 UTC
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2020 04:09 UTC
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