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Sensors 2017, 17(4), 863; doi:10.3390/s17040863

The Modeling and Simulation of the Galvanic Coupling Intra-Body Communication via Handshake Channel

School of Optoelectronics, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing Key Laboratory for Precision Optoelectronic Measurement Instrument and Technology, Beijing 100081, China
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Received: 26 January 2017 / Revised: 10 April 2017 / Accepted: 10 April 2017 / Published: 14 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Body Sensor Networks: Sensors, Systems, and Applications)
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Intra-body communication (IBC) is a technology using the conductive properties of the body to transmit signal, and information interaction by handshake is regarded as one of the important applications of IBC. In this paper, a method for modeling the galvanic coupling intra-body communication via handshake channel is proposed, while the corresponding parameters are discussed. Meanwhile, the mathematical model of this kind of IBC is developed. Finally, the validity of the developed model has been verified by measurements. Moreover, its characteristics are discussed and compared with that of the IBC via single body channel. Our results indicate that the proposed method will lay a foundation for the theoretical analysis and application of the IBC via handshake channel. View Full-Text
Keywords: intra-body communication; galvanic coupling; transfer function; Information interaction intra-body communication; galvanic coupling; transfer function; Information interaction
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Li, M.; Song, Y.; Li, W.; Wang, G.; Bu, T.; Zhao, Y.; Hao, Q. The Modeling and Simulation of the Galvanic Coupling Intra-Body Communication via Handshake Channel. Sensors 2017, 17, 863.

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