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Characterization of In-Body to On-Body Wireless Radio Frequency Link for Upper Limb Prostheses.

dc.contributor.authorStango, Antonietta
dc.contributor.authorYazdandoost, Kamya Yekeh
dc.contributor.authorNegro, Francesco
dc.contributor.authorFarina, Dario
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-24T08:06:57Z
dc.date.available2016-10-24T08:06:57Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationStango, Antonietta; Yazdandoost, Kamya Yekeh; Negro, Francesco; Farina, Dario (2016): Characterization of In-Body to On-Body Wireless Radio Frequency Link for Upper Limb Prostheses. - PloS one, Vol. 11, Nr. 10, p. e0164987
dc.relation.ISSN1932-6203
dc.identifier.urihttp://resolver.sub.uni-goettingen.de/purl?gs-1/13796
dc.description.abstractWireless implanted devices can be used to interface patients with disabilities with the aim of restoring impaired motor functions. Implanted devices that record and transmit electromyographic (EMG) signals have been applied for the control of active prostheses. This simulation study investigates the propagation losses and the absorption rate of a wireless radio frequency link for in-to-on body communication in the medical implant communication service (MICS) frequency band to control myoelectric upper limb prostheses. The implanted antenna is selected and a suitable external antenna is designed. The characterization of both antennas is done by numerical simulations. A heterogeneous 3D body model and a 3D electromagnetic solver have been used to model the path loss and to characterize the specific absorption rate (SAR). The path loss parameters were extracted and the SAR was characterized, verifying the compliance with the guideline limits. The path loss model has been also used for a preliminary link budget analysis to determine the feasibility of such system compliant with the IEEE 802.15.6 standard. The resulting link margin of 11 dB confirms the feasibility of the system proposed.
dc.description.sponsorshipOpen-Access-Publikationsfonds 2016
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsopenAccess
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectAntennas; Medical devices and equipment; Prosthetics; Electromyography; Hands; Simulation and modeling; Telecommunications; Dielectrics
dc.titleCharacterization of In-Body to On-Body Wireless Radio Frequency Link for Upper Limb Prostheses.
dc.typejournalArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0164987
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume11
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue10
dc.type.subtypejournalArticle
dc.identifier.pmid27764182
dc.bibliographicCitation.articlenumbere0164987
dc.description.statuspeerReviewed
dc.bibliographicCitation.journalPloS one


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