Special Issue: RF and Communication Technologies for Wireless Implants
R. Yuce, I. Balasingham, Y.-K. Yoon, J. Wang, and C. C. Y. Poon
This special issue includes seven interesting articles that tackle some of the existing challenges and design issues related to the use of RF and Communication Technologies for wireless implants. An in-body medical device is a miniature device that is inserted in the human body to collect physiological signals and images or to act like a prosthetic device restoring certain body functions. In order for these devices to communicate with the external world, radio frequency (RF) wireless technologies are often used to maintain their operation for a longer period of time. This is achieved by integrating wireless communication technologies within these devices. In some situations, a body worn device is used to receive the medical information from the devices in the human body and then transmit to remote stations for remote medical monitoring.