The Design, Fabrication and Practical Evaluation of Body-centric Passive RFID Platforms
Research output: Book/Report › Doctoral thesis › Collection of Articles
|Number of pages||66|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2019|
|Publication type||G5 Doctoral dissertation (article)|
|Name||Tampere University Dissertations|
This thesis is to evaluate and develop the RFID tags used in an integrated wearable RFID platform working in a realistic environment. Each of the wearable antennas were specifically designed for a target part of the body, such as the back or the hand. The antennas were manufactured in different ways, using copper tape, electro-textiles (Etextile) and embroidered conductive threads. After they had been produced, the tags were subjected to on-body measurement and reliability tests. The reliability tests were performed under tough conditions in which the tags were stretched, for instance, or exposed to high humidity and washing. Our results show that the tags can perform well when worn on-body in a harsh environment.
This thesis provides several integrated solutions for wireless wearable devices. By different RFID antenna design and fabrication methods, the RFID tag can be used as the moisture and strain sensor with lightweight, small size, flexible pattern and great dailyuse reliability.