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Conformal RFID sensing for assisted living

Batchelor, John C. and Rakibet, Osman O. and Ziai, M.A. and Rumens, Christina V. and Holder, Simon J. (2014) Conformal RFID sensing for assisted living. In: 2014 XXXIth URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (URSI GASS). IEEE, pp. 1-4. E-ISBN 978-1-4673-5225-3. (doi:10.1109/URSIGASS.2014.6929402) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:60100)

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Abstract

Two passive sensing designs based on UHF RFID technology are presented for assisted living application. The first tag is mounted on the hard palette of the mouth and detects tongue position, while the second is a skin-mounted strain gauge. Both designs are proposed for wheelchair or computer mouse control applications. Measurements show the sensors can communicate over short ranges comparable with the distance expected between a patent's mouth or face and a reader antenna. The mouth sensor is demonstrated to act as a tongue controlled switch, while the epidermal sensor is intended for eyebrow twitch control, tests indicate both designs have a useful and repeatable sensing function, with more than 3dB isolation in the switching case and approximately 0.25dBm per percentage stretch in the strain gauge.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/URSIGASS.2014.6929402
Uncontrolled keywords: strain; passive RFID tags; tongue; epidermis; mouth
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Matthias Werner
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2017 10:48 UTC
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2020 04:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60100 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Batchelor, John C.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5139-5765
Holder, Simon J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8977-9257
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