Special Issue "Wearable Electronics"
A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 February 2014)
Prof. Dr. William Scanlon (Website)
The Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT), Queen's University, Belfast, UK
Interests: wireless networks; body-centric communications; radiowave propagation and channel characterisation; compact and wearable antennas; RFID; Secure localisation and tracking; telemedicine; wireless networked control systems; bioelectromagnetics
Dr. Akram Alomainy (Website)
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary, University of London, London EI 4NS, UK
Interests: small and compact antennas; wearable antennas and radios; electromagnetism; EM for localisation and motion capture; body-centric wireless communication; healthcare ICT: radio prospective; smart cooperative networks: personal and body area concepts; wireless sensor network; cognitive radio
Dr. Nick Timmons (Website)
Principal Investigator WiSAR Lab/ Lecturer, School of Engineering, Port Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, Ireland
Interests: wireless sensor networks; body area networks; low power communication protocols; wearable sensors; antennas
Wireless communication is making inroads into every aspect of human life and it is becoming an integral part of our daily activities. Miniaturization of electronic devices and advanced research and development in body-worn hardware, embedded software, digital signal processing and biomedical engineering have made the concept of wearable electronics practically possible. Body-worn electronic units and devices can be immediately related to many different wireless technologies and they are closely affiliated to potential fourth generation systems; therefore making their prospective applications numerous. To ensure the efficient performance of such unique systems, the radio propagation channels and antenna systems need to be characterized and modeled for developing and designing competent and reliable communication systems with respect to different environments. Interactions between devices and humans and vice versa need to be further explored and analyzed. This is in addition to research work required in the domain of textile electronics and flexible materials necessary to realize such novel architectures.
Prof. Dr. William Scanlon
Dr. Akram Alomainy
Dr. Nick Timmons
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- body-worn antennas
- body-centric radio
- wearable sensors
- flexible electronics