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A Statistical Path Loss Model for Medical Implant Communication Channels

Published

Author(s)

Kamran Sayrafian, Wen-Bin Yang, John G. Hagedorn, Judith E. Terrill, Kamya Yazdandoost

Abstract

Knowledge of the propagation media is a key step toward a successful transceiver design. Such information is typically gathered by conducting physical experiments, measuring and processing the corresponding data to obtain channel characteristics. In case of medical implants, this could be extremely difficult, if not impossible. In this paper, an immersive visualization environment is presented, which is used as a scientific instrument that gives us the ability to observe RF propagation from medical implants inside a human body. This virtual environment allows for more natural interaction between experts with different backgrounds, such as engineering and medical sciences. Here, we show how this platform has been used to determine a statistical path loss model for medical implant communication systems.
Conference Dates
September 13-16, 2009
Conference Location
Tokyo
Conference Title
IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor & Mobile Radio Communications

Keywords

Channel model, Implant Communication system, Immersive visualization system, Body Area Networks

Citation

Sayrafian, K. , Yang, W. , Hagedorn, J. , Terrill, J. and Yazdandoost, K. (2009), A Statistical Path Loss Model for Medical Implant Communication Channels, IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor & Mobile Radio Communications, Tokyo, -1, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=903475 (Accessed May 18, 2022)
Created September 16, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017