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Tattoo Antenna Temporary Transfers Operating On-Skin (TATTOOS)

  • James Tribe
  • Dumtoochukwu Oyeka
  • John Batchelor
  • Navjot Kaur
  • Diana Segura-Velandia
  • Andrew West
  • Robert Kay
  • Katia Vega
  • Will Whittow
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9187)

Abstract

This paper discusses the development of RFID logo antennas based on the logos of Loughborough University and the University of Kent which can be tattooed directly onto the skin’s surface. Hence, this paper uses aesthetic principles to create functional wearable technology. Simulations of possible designs for the tattoo tags have been carried out to optimize their performance. Prototypes of the tag designs were fabricated and read range measurements with the transfer tattoos on a volunteers arm were carried out to test the performance. Measured read ranges of approximately 0.5 m have been achieved with the tag only10 µm from the body.

Keywords

Aesthetic design Body centric communication Conducting ink RFID 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Tribe
    • 1
  • Dumtoochukwu Oyeka
    • 2
  • John Batchelor
    • 2
  • Navjot Kaur
    • 1
  • Diana Segura-Velandia
    • 1
  • Andrew West
    • 1
  • Robert Kay
    • 1
  • Katia Vega
    • 3
  • Will Whittow
    • 1
  1. 1.Loughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK
  2. 2.University of KentCanterburyUK
  3. 3.Pontificial Catholic University of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

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