Internet of things-enabled hospital wards: Ultrawideband doctor-patient radio channels

Philip A. Catherwood, James McLaughlin

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    As ultrawideband (UWB) technology reemerges as a high data-rate solution for the Internet of Things (IoT), we consider the application of technology in medical environments. We present supporting empirical and statistical modeling investigations into body-to-body UWB IoT links for bed-bound patients and roaming clinicians conducting routine medical rounds. The statistical parameters that indicate link reliability are of interest as well as intersymbol interference (ISI) probability for patients in two likely postures with radio antenna locations for the roaming clinician (i.e., the antennas are in a handheld tablet and on the clinician?s waist) to create deployment data for futuristic IoT-enabled hospital environments.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)10-18
    Number of pages9
    JournalIEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 27 Apr 2018

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