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Särestöniemi, Mariella; Kumpuniemi, Timo; Hämäläinen, Matti; Iinatti, Jari; Pomalaza-Raéz, Carlos (2018) Impact of the sternotomy wires and aortic valve implant on the on-body UWB radio channels. In: The 12th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, ISMICT 2018, 26-28 March 2018, University of Technology Sydney. International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology. pp. 153-157.

Impact of the sternotomy wires and aortic valve implant on the on-body UWB radio channels

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Author: Särestöniemi, Mariella1; Kumpuniemi, Timo1; Hämäläinen, Matti1;
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) University of Oulu Oulu, Finland
2Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Purdue University Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.4 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe201804116498
Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2018
Publish Date: 2018-04-11
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Abstract

In this paper, the impact of the sternotomy wires and aortic valve implant on the ultra wideband (UWB) channel characteristics is studied. The evaluations are performed by calculations, measurement data analysis, and power flow simulations. The aim is to show that implants, which consist of steel, titanium, and other highly conductive materials, do have clear effect on the signal propagation even inside the tissues. This impact should be taken into account when using in-body or onbody communications devices, such as capsule endoscopes, etc.

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Series: International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology
ISSN: 2326-828X
ISSN-E: 2326-8301
ISSN-L: 2326-828X
ISBN: 978-1-5386-3389-2
Pages: 153 - 157
Conference: The 12th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, ISMICT 2018, 26-28 March 2018, University of Technology Sydney
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
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Funding: We also like to thank our internal Wireless In-body Communications (WiB) project for funding.
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