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Intra-Body Communication for Personal Area Network

  • Sang Don Kim
  • Ju Seong Lee
  • Yeong Seob Jeong
  • Ji Hoon Jang
  • Seung Eun LeeEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 260)

Abstract

The intra-body communication uses the human body as a conducting wire, providing the simplicity and the security. Although the communication distance is limited within a body-area, it is useful on the construction of personal area network. In this paper, we introduce our prototype intra-body communication module using the FPGA. The proposed system has the FSK modulator and the demodulator. These modulation methods are chosen after body-channel analysis. The experimental results demonstrate the feasibility of our intra-body communication module for establishing the PAN (Personal Area Network).

Keywords

Intra-body communication PAN (personal area network) FPGA 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Korea.

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sang Don Kim
    • 1
  • Ju Seong Lee
    • 1
  • Yeong Seob Jeong
    • 1
  • Ji Hoon Jang
    • 1
  • Seung Eun Lee
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Information EngineeringSeoul National University of Science and TechnologyNowon-gu, Seoul-siKorea

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