Wireless Body Area Networks for Health and Medical-care (WIBANHAM)

Research summary

The subject of this research work is the design and development of novel applications and services targeting wireless body area networks for health and medical-care applications to be used in the healthcare facility and home. The project focuses on realizing a number of areas including a channel model for tissue implanted device and onbody sensors for wireless body area networks. A central component of wireless body area networks is an antenna and there are several issues to consider when designing an antenna for WBAN’s applications, including power consumption, size, frequency, biocompatibility and the unique RF transmission challenges posed by the human body.

Description

Research info

Research title
Wireless Body Area Networks for Health and Medical-care (WIBANHAM)

Research timeline
1.1.2010 - 1.12.2015

Keywords
Body Area Network Medical-ICT wireless

Region
Asia

Countries
Finland, Japan

Institution
University of Oulu
CWC
Oulu, Finland

Funding instrument
Business Finland

Project budget
200,000 - 500,000 euros

Head of research
Ari Pouttu

Partners
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)

Contact information

Record last updated
25.8.2015