A 2.75mW wideband correlation-based transceiver for body-coupled communication

A. Fazzi, S.F. Ouzounov, J.A.T.M. Homberg, van den

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With the growing number of mobile devices surrounding a person’s body, there is an increasing need to connect this electronic equipment efficiently into a wireless body-area network. In this article we review the body-coupled communications technology, which we show to be a viable basis for future BANs. In BCC, the human body is used as a signal propagation medium, which provides a key benefit — the communication is centered around the user and limited to his or her close proximity, that is, this technology provides human-centric connectivity. This enables unique applications that are illustrated in this work. Moreover, we outline the fundamental properties of the BCC technology and provide different trade-offs and challenges for modulation and protocol design. This article alsodiscusses the outlook for BCC and suggests anumber of important research topics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference 2009, ISSCC 2009, 8-12 February 2009, San Francisco, California
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-3458-9
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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