M. Särestöniemi, T. Kumpuniemi, M. Hämäläinen, J. Iinatti and C. Pomalaza-Raéz, "Impact of the Sternotomy Wires and Aortic Valve Implant on the On-Body UWB Radio Channels," 2018 12th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology (ISMICT), Sydney, NSW, 2018, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.1109/ISMICT.2018.8573694
Impact of the sternotomy wires and aortic valve implant on the on-body UWB radio channels
|Author:||Särestöniemi, Mariella1; Kumpuniemi, Timo1; Hämäläinen, Matti1;|
1Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) University of Oulu Oulu, Finland
2Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Purdue University Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe201804116498
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers,
|Publish Date:|| 2018-04-11
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.
International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology
|Pages:||153 - 157|
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
We also like to thank our internal Wireless In-body Communications (WiB) project for funding.
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