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Effect of skin dielectric properties on the read range of epidermal ultra-high frequency radio-frequency identification tags

Oyeka, Dumtoochukwu, Batchelor, John C., Ziai, Mohamed A. (2016) Effect of skin dielectric properties on the read range of epidermal ultra-high frequency radio-frequency identification tags. Healthcare Technology Letters, 4 (2). pp. 78-81. ISSN 2053-3713. (doi:10.1049/htl.2016.0072) (KAR id:59678)

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Abstract

This Letter presents an investigation of the effect of human tissue conductivity and permittivity on the performance of epidermal transfer tattoo ultra-high frequency radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags. The measurements were carried out on 20 individuals and the variations in the measured dielectric properties correlate well with variations in the measured tag read range on the individuals and to a lesser extent with their body mass index values. Simulation results also showed the effects of permittivity and conductivity on the designed resonance frequency of the RFID tag.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1049/htl.2016.0072
Projects: [UNSPECIFIED] Digital Fabrication of UHF Electromagnetic Structures
Uncontrolled keywords: Skin permittivity, RFID tag, Transfer Tattoo RFID
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
Depositing User: John Batchelor
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2016 19:16 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:40 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/59678 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Batchelor, John C.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5139-5765
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