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Implantable wireless body area networks

T.K. Wotherspoon and M. Higgins,     Microsemi Corporation, UK

Abstract:

This chapter takes a practical look at using radio frequency communication to control and monitor implanted medical devices within a body area network. The chapter first discusses basic operational requirements and complications such as data rates and radio frequency propagation. The chapter then goes on to discuss potential application scenarios and describes a possible solution through a practical demonstration.

Key words

implant

body area network

medical implant

communications service

in-body communications

14.1 Introduction to Implanted Body Area Networks (IBANs)

Most readers will be familiar with the concept of a network ...

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