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Electronics 2014, 3(3), 398-408; doi:10.3390/electronics3030398
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A Compact Dual-Mode Wearable Antenna for Body-Centric Wireless Communications

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Received: 20 February 2014; in revised form: 3 May 2014 / Accepted: 22 May 2014 / Published: 1 July 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wearable Electronics)
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Abstract: The miniaturization of electronic devices is leading to the creation of body-centric wireless communications (BCWCs), in which wireless devices are attached to the human body. In particular, personal healthcare is considered as the biggest potential application. In this paper, we propose a compact wearable dual-mode (on-body and off-body modes) antenna for personal healthcare systems. For on-body mode at 10 MHz, received voltages are analyzed with a chest phantom, while for the off-body mode in the 2.4 GHz ISM band, reflection coefficient (S11) and radiation patterns are studied.
Keywords: body-centric wireless communications (BCWCs); healthcare; wearable; dual-mode antenna body-centric wireless communications (BCWCs); healthcare; wearable; dual-mode antenna
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MDPI and ACS Style

Lin, C.-H.; Ito, K. A Compact Dual-Mode Wearable Antenna for Body-Centric Wireless Communications. Electronics 2014, 3, 398-408.

AMA Style

Lin C-H, Ito K. A Compact Dual-Mode Wearable Antenna for Body-Centric Wireless Communications. Electronics. 2014; 3(3):398-408.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Lin, Chia-Hsien; Ito, Koichi. 2014. "A Compact Dual-Mode Wearable Antenna for Body-Centric Wireless Communications." Electronics 3, no. 3: 398-408.

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