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Review of radio wave for power transmission in medical applications with safety
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Paper Abstract

The integration of biosensors with radio frequency (RF) wireless power transmission devices is becoming popular, but there are challenges for implantable devices in medical applications. Integration and at the same time miniaturization of medical devices in a single embodiment are not trivial. The research reported herein, seeks to review possible effects of RF signals ranging from 900 MHz to 100 GHz on the human tissues and environment. Preliminary evaluation shows that radio waves selected for test have substantial influence on human tissues based on their dielectric properties. In the advancement of RF based biosensors, it is imperative to set up necessary guidelines that specify how to use RF power safely. In this paper, the dielectric properties of various human tissues will be used for estimation of influence within the selected RF frequency ranges.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 2015
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 9434, Nanosensors, Biosensors, and Info-Tech Sensors and Systems 2015, 94340T (3 April 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2084854
Show Author Affiliations
John Day, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
Demetris Geddis, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
Jaehwan Kim, Inha Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Sang H. Choi, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Hargsoon Yoon, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
Kyo D. Song, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9434:
Nanosensors, Biosensors, and Info-Tech Sensors and Systems 2015
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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