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Wearable Sensors by Michael R Neuman, Edward Sazonov

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Chapter 6.1

Human Body Communication for a High Data Rate Sensor Network

Jung-Hwan Hwang and Chang-Hee Hyoung,    Electronics and Telecommunications Research, Daejeon, Korea

As wearable sensors such as health-monitoring sensors become necessities in our lives, there is a growing need for more effective connection methods that enable such sensors to communicate with each other or with peripheral devices. A wired connection method has frequently been used for on-body wearable sensors, but it inconveniences users due to the requirement of connection cables. Also, it is practically impossible to connect in-body wearable sensors such as an implantable pacemaker with a connection cable. Wireless connection presents an appealing alternative, but still ...

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