VIDEO: Tissue-independent Implantable Antenna for In-Body 5G Communications
by Blogs & Opinions
The use of implantable medical devices is increasing as they allow improved monitoring and treatment of many medical conditions via real-time biotelemetric data. However, there are three main challenges with active RF implant communication systems: power consumption, unpredictable dynamic environment and negative impact of human tissue on the radiation performance.
The Queen's University Belfast's research engineers have devised a new, robust antenna that maintains its return loss and radiation performance in all tissue types, and can withstand any environmental variations once implanted. Our printed, folded, meandered dipole antenna removes current limitations of implantable medical devices and will enhance mobile health over 5G networks.