Advances in Body-Centric Wireless Communication
Applications and state-of-the-art
Body centric wireless networking and communications is an emerging 4G technology for short (1-5 m) and very short (below 1 m) range communications systems, used to connect devices worn on (or in) the body, or between two people in close proximity. It has great potential for applications in healthcare delivery, entertainment, surveillance, and emergency services. This book brings together contributions from a multidisciplinary team of researchers in the field of wireless and mobile communications, signal processing and medical measurements to present the underlying theory, implementation challenges and applications of this exciting new technology.
Topics covered include: diversity and cooperative communications in body area networks; ultra wideband radio channel characterisation for body-centric wireless communication; sparse characterisation of body-centric radio channels; antenna / human body interactions in the 60 GHz band; antennas for ingestible capsule telemetry; in vivo wireless channel modelling; diversity and MIMO for efficient front-end design of body-centric wireless communications devices; on-body antennas and radio channels for GPS applications; textile substrate integrated waveguide technology for the next-generation wearable microwave systems; ultra wideband body-centric networks for localisation and motion capture application; down scaling to the nano-scale in body-centric nano-networks; and the road ahead for body-centric wireless communication and networks.
About the Editors
Dr. Qammer H. Abbasi is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Center for Remote Healthcare Technology and System Extension at Qatar in ECEN Department, Texas A&M University at Qatar and also a Visiting Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London (UK). Dr. Abbasi has contributed to a patent, more than 100 leading international technical journal and conference papers in addition to 4 books.
Dr Masood Ur Rehman is a Lecturer in the Centre for Wireless Research at University of Bedfordshire (UK). He has authored 2 books, 3 book chapters, over 50 technical papers in leading journals and peer-reviewed conferences and contributed to one patent.
Dr. Khalid Qaraqe is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Texas A&M University at Qatar. He has published more than 150 papers and written 9 book chapters. He is managing director for the Center for Remote Health Care Extension at Qatar in Texas A&M University at Qatar.
Dr Akram Alomainy is an Associate Professor in the Antennas and Electromagnetics Research Group and Industry Strategy Coordinator at the School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London (UK). He has authored one book, five book chapters and more than 200 technical papers in leading journals and peer-reviewed conferences.
Qammer H. Abbasi, Masood Ur Rehman, Khalid Qaraqe, Akram Alomainy