Implantable Radio Transmitters for Long Range Health Monitoring

Emmanuel Adeagbo
Stephen O'Driscoll
VLSI Computation Laboratory
Solid State Circuits Research Laboratory
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Davis


Surveys and simulations are carried out on several implantable radio transmitters 
for health monitoring. The first half of this project focuses on gathering data on recent research 
in the area of Medical Implant Communication Systems (MICS), a standard aimed at improving 
communication distances to ~2~meters. Next we broaden our scope of coverage to include other 
bands outside the MICS band which achieve link distance over 2~meters by investigating 
Ultra Wide Band (UWB) systems and other potential long range radios. In addition we discuss 
various link performance parameters between several works to gain a better understanding of the system. 
Finally we run several simulations, using ADS Momentum to model the power gain between an 
implanted transmitter antenna (loop) in muscle tissue to a receiver antenna (dipole) in free space. 
Using data collected and the results from the simulations, a performance metric is formed for 
quantifying the power gain as a function of free space, tissue depth, and frequency.



Emmanuel Adeagbo and Stephen O'Driscoll,
"Implantable Radio Transmitters for Long Range Health Monitoring,"
Technical Report ECE-2010 VLSI Computation Lab and Solid State Circuits Research Laboratory,
ECE Department, University of California, Davis, December, 2010.

BibTeX Entry

        author = {Emmanuel Adeagbo and Stephen O'Driscoll},
        title = {Implantable Radio Transmitters for Long Range Health Monitoring},
        institution = {VLSI Computation Lab and SSCRL, ECE Department, University of California, Davis},
        year = 2010,
        month = dec,
        number = {ECE-2010},
	note = {\url{}}

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