Tag Diversity of Inkjet Printed Body-Worn RFID Integrated Medical Sticking Plasters for Wireless Monitoring

Dumtoochukwu Oyeka, John C. Batchelor, Ali M. Ziai, Joseph Wheeler, Stephen Yeates

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    Abstract

    This Letter presents an investigation of radio frequency identification tags integrated with sticking plasters. Conductive ink is used in the fabrication to provide good compatibility with the plaster in terms of flexibility. The tag is proposed for use as a wireless platform for long-term patient monitoring in hospital environments. A motion capture system is used to test the directions in which the tag can be read to inform a diversity study establishing the number of tags required on-body to ensure reliable reading for applications such as medical monitoring. Tag diversity performance with various body movements is also studied. It is established that four tags give all round body coverage with only 4% loss in coverage for vertically polarised tags should one of them fail.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)257-262
    Number of pages6
    JournalHealthcare Technology Letters
    Volume3
    Issue number4
    Early online date26 Jul 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016

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