H. Hurme, P. Salonen, and J. Rantanen (Finland)
Antenna placement, Wearable antennas,
Telecommunications, Mobile networks.
During the recent years smart clothes and wearable
computers have received worldwide interest. The addition
of different wireless services in smart clothes has resulted a
need for new antenna technologies. This is the first study on
what antenna types should be used and how many antennas
are needed in smart clothing to obtain full horizontal plane
coverage. In addition, a human body operation in the
vicinity of an antenna is an important factor to be
considered. The human body is modeled using a plastic
bucket filled with a saline liquid to approximate tissue's
average electrical properties. The modeling results are
verified in practice and good agreement was obtained.