(Invited) An Antenna for Footwear

Title(Invited) An Antenna for Footwear
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
Refereed DesignationRefereed
AuthorsAmmann, MJ, McEvoy, P, Gaetano, D, Keating, L, Horgan, F
Conference NameMobiHealth 3rd International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare
Conference Start Date21/11/2012
PublisherEuropean Alliance for Innovation
Conference LocationParis, France

Antenna design for footwear is an essential part of enabling reliable wireless links with lower-limb sensors used in body centric networks. Sensors can report biomechanical pressure data to analyse kinematic and posture parameters for a range of medical and sporting applications. Consideration is given to antenna shapes, the fit with shoe shapes, the positioning on the shoe and the radiation patterns suited to on body and off-body communications.

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