Accession Number : ADA586530


Title :   Ultra Wideband Wireless Body Area Network for Medical Applications


Corporate Author : OSLO UNIV (NORWAY)


Personal Author(s) : Balasingham, I ; Chavez-Santiago, R ; Bergsland, J ; Ramstad, T A ; Fosse, E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a586530.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 25


Abstract : The utilization of wireless technology in traditional medical services provides patients with enhanced mobility. This has a positive effect in the recovery speed of a person after major surgical procedures or prolonged illness. Ultra wideband (UWB) radio signals have inherent characteristics that make them highly suitable for less invasive medical applications. This paper surveys our recent research on UWB technology for medical sensing, imaging, and localization. The interconnection of multiple wireless sensors that constitute a medical body area network (WBAN) is also described. Research perspectives in the aforementioned topics are suggested too.


Descriptors :   *WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS , BROADBAND , IMAGES , MEDICAL SERVICES , NATO , NORWAY


Subject Categories : Radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE