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Tag diversity of inkjet printed body-worn radio frequency identification integrated medical sticking plasters for wireless monitoring

Oyeka, Dumtoochukwu, Batchelor, John C., Ziai, Mohamed A., Wheeler, Joseph S. R., Yeates, Stephen (2016) Tag diversity of inkjet printed body-worn radio frequency identification integrated medical sticking plasters for wireless monitoring. IET Healthcare Technology Letters, 3 (4). pp. 257-262. ISSN 2053-3713. E-ISSN 2053-3713. (doi:10.1049/htl.2016.0024) (KAR id:56722)

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Abstract

This Letter presents an investigation of radio frequency identification tags integrated with sticking plasters. Conductive ink is used in the fabrication to provide good compatibility with the plaster in terms of flexibility. The tag is proposed for use as a wireless platform for long-term patient monitoring in hospital environments. A motion capture system is used to test the directions in which the tag can be read to inform a diversity study establishing the number of tags required on-body to ensure reliable reading for applications such as medical monitoring. Tag diversity performance with various body movements is also studied. It is established that four tags give all round body coverage with only 4% loss in coverage for vertically polarised tags should one of them fail.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1049/htl.2016.0024
Uncontrolled keywords: RFID, Moisture Sensor
Subjects: 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
Funders: Organisations -1 not found.
Depositing User: John Batchelor
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2016 17:40 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 12:21 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/56722 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Batchelor, John C.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5139-5765
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