Feasibility of UHF-RFID links involving loop-tags implanted into human limbs

R. Lodato, G. Marrocco, R. Pinto, V. Lopresto

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Abstract

This paper investigates the feasibility of direct and forward links for UHF-RFID tags implanted into human limbs when interrogated by a non-contacting reader's antenna. Performance gain indicators of the through-the-body RFID channel are estimated by electromagnetic simulations over an anthropomorphic phantom as well as by means of experimentation with a real RFID communication link involving a simplified in-vitro set-up. The achieved results suggest that, by exploiting the current potentialities of RFID technology, a stable communication link with tags implanted inside limbs might be already feasible up to 10-35 cm from the body (depending on the placement), with potentiality to process the received signal to gather information about the limb motion.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 44th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2014 - Held as Part of the 17th European Microwave Week, EuMW 2014 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 15 Dec 2014 → …

Conference

Conference2014 44th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2014 - Held as Part of the 17th European Microwave Week, EuMW 2014
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period15/12/14 → …

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Lodato, R., Marrocco, G., Pinto, R., & Lopresto, V. (2014). Feasibility of UHF-RFID links involving loop-tags implanted into human limbs. Paper presented at 2014 44th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2014 - Held as Part of the 17th European Microwave Week, EuMW 2014, Rome, Italy. https://doi.org/10.1109/EuMC.2014.6986421