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Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks, International Workshop on (2009)
Berkeley, CA
June 3, 2009 to June 5, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3644-6
pp: 301-304
Because of the emerging research into wearable textile systems, functionality of personal protective clothing is increasingly enhanced. High performance fabrics protect the wearer from extreme environmental conditions, whereas monitoring systems provide information about his physical and surrounding conditions during emergency activities. To transfer the collected data from the sensors as part of the wearable system to an external nearby base station, a wireless communication device is required in the garment. In order to allow maximum integration of this antenna into the clothing, flexible textile antennas are introduced. In this work, a foam-based antenna for integration into a protective outer garment is developed and tested.
Smart textiles, off-body wireless communication, textile antenna

H. Rogier, L. Vallozzi, C. Hertleer and L. V. Langenhove, "Off-body Communication for Protective Clothing," 2009 Sixth International Workshop on Wearable & Implantable Body Sensor Networks Conference (BSN 2009)(BSN), Berkeley, CA, 2009, pp. 301-304.
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