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Wireless BAN research project aims at health

3/23/2011 02:24 PM EDT
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alan.varghese
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re: Wireless BAN research project aims at health
alan.varghese   3/24/2011 7:15:47 PM
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With all the furor around RF energy absorption associated with mobile phones, there will be much resistance to this technology; and the ironic thing is its primary application is Health care. And the design goals that the solution be 50X smaller than WPAN solutions like Bluetooth, and 20-50X lower in power consumption compared to Bluetooth-LE/Zigbee, makes it a challenging proposal right out of the gate. Currently wireless design is done in separate silos i.e. Antennas, RF, Baseband, Software and Control processing, Power Management due to the individual specializations required, and the separate components that implement these functions. But what WiserBAN will require is a breaking down of the silos, and unified system level design in nanotechnology right from the start. Also to meet low power-out requirements, might require ultrawideband type transmission techniques which require very low transmission power, and where the signal has to be demodulated out of the noise.

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eewiz   3/24/2011 6:20:11 AM
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A standardized ultra low power wireless transceiver is very much in need for body area networks. Bluetooth LE & Zigbee consume too much power to be considered for sensor networks,and continuous health monitoring solutions. Hope the WiserBAN team can achieve the ultra low enegy target.

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