Wideband Textile Antenna for Monitoring Neurodegenerative Diseases

Imran Saied*, Tughrul Arslan

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Wearable microwave diagnostic systems could pave the way to providing an effective and continuous patient monitoring system in the future. To realise wearable systems for head diagnostics, a novel compact flexible antenna made from flexible textile materials is presented in this paper. The sensing antenna is fed with a microstrip transmission line incorporating a stepped monopole structure. Three patches of different sizes are excited to obtain a wideband performance. The conductive part and the substrate of the antenna is made from a flexible conductive textile and a 6 mm thick felt material respectively. The antenna operates from 1 GHz to 4.2 GHz when in direct contact with an artificial head phantom. Moreover, the antenna also exhibits directional radiation patterns with a simulated 6 dB front-to-back ratio at the center frequency of 2.5 GHz. Simulation results show that the antenna is suitable for wearable microwave head diagnostic systems. In addition, experimental results were performed using artificial head phantoms that mimicked the pathological effects of a human brain affected with neurodegenerative diseases, specifically, brain atrophy and ventricle enlargement. The results show that the textile-based antenna is capable of monitoring the pathological effects of the disease successfully.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE 29TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PERSONAL, INDOOR AND MOBILE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS (PIMRC)
PublisherIEEE PES
Pages356-360
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-6009-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event29th IEEE Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) - Bologna, Italy
Duration: 9 Sep 201812 Sep 2018

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC)
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Electronic)2166-9589

Conference

Conference29th IEEE Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC)
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityBologna
Period9/09/1812/09/18

Keywords

  • Wearable antennas
  • Microwave imaging
  • medical applications
  • MICROWAVE SYSTEM

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