The book is a comprehensive treatment of the field, covering fundamental theoretical principles and new technological advancements, state-of-the-art device design, and reviewing examples encompassing a wide range of related sub-areas. In particular, the first area focuses on the recent development of novel wearable and implantable antenna concepts and designs including metamaterial-based wearable antennas, microwave circuit integrated wearable filtering antennas, and textile and/or fabric material enabled wearable antennas. The second set of topics covers advanced wireless propagation and the associated statistical models for on-body, in-body, and off-body modes. Other sub-areas such as efficient numerical human body modeling techniques, artificial phantom synthesis and fabrication, as well as low-power RF integrated circuits and related sensor technology are also discussed. These topics have been carefully selected for their transformational impact on the next generation of body-area network systems and beyond.
Keywords: Electromagnetic Theory; Antennas and Propagation; RF/Microwave Theory; Biomedical Engineering; Wireless Body Area Networks; Microwave Circuit; Metamaterials; Wearables; On-Body Communications; Off-Body Communications; Through-Body Communication; Antenna Design; Medical Sensing; Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), RF / Microwave Theory & Techniques, General & Introductory Biomedical Engineering, RF / Microwave Theory & Techniques, General & Introductory Biomedical Engineering