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Investigation into the future of RFID in biomedical applications
Author(s): Lucas Ricciardi; Inke Pitz; Said F. Al-Sarawi; Vijay Varadan; Derek Abbott
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Paper Abstract

This paper focuses on the future of RFID systems for biomedical applications. It discusses current technology, restrictions and applications and also illustrates possible future development for the technology. This report gives the reader an idea of what research has been done to date and draws some conclusions about where further development is needed. We focus mainly on actuator devices and introduce some of the concepts for RFID sensors. Radio Frequency Identification or RFID is a technology that has evolved from the development of magnetic bar code systems. Unlike magnetic bar codes, passive RFID can be used in extreme climatic conditions and unlike conventional bar coding does not require wiring or the tags to be within close proximity of the reader. In RFID technology there are two main components, they are an Interrogator and a label/transponder. The interrogator sends coded RF signals to the label in the form of radio frequency waves. The label receives this RF energy and uses it to power its circuit as well as interpreting the energy as some form of instruction. In this report we focus mainly on the label/transponder and assume that the relevant RF energy has been correctly encoded and sent.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5119, Bioengineered and Bioinspired Systems, (18 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.501209
Show Author Affiliations
Lucas Ricciardi, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Inke Pitz, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Univ. of Applied Sciences (Germany)
Said F. Al-Sarawi, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Vijay Varadan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Derek Abbott, Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering/The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5119:
Bioengineered and Bioinspired Systems
Angel Rodriguez-Vazquez; Derek Abbott; Ricardo Carmona, Editor(s)

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