Experimental characterization of in vivo wireless communication channels

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Demir A. F., Abbasi Q. H., Ankarali Z. E., Qaraqe M., Serpedin E., Arslan H.

82nd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2015, Massachusetts, United States Of America, 6 - 09 September 2015 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/vtcfall.2015.7390942
  • City: Massachusetts
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Keywords: In vivo channel characterization, In/on-body communication, Wireless body area networks (WBAN), Wireless implantable medical devices
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


In vivo wireless medical devices have a critical role in healthcare technologies due to their continuous health monitoring and noninvasive surgery capabilities. In order to fully exploit the potential of such devices, it is necessary to characterize the in vivo wireless communication channel which will help to build reliable and high-performance communication systems. This paper presents preliminary results of experimental characterization for this fascinating communications medium on a human cadaver and compares the results with numerical studies.