Body Centric Antenna

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In this activity, from the Institution of Engineering and technology (IET), students investigate a use of electronic systems to improve health care.

They study a case where a Body Centric Antenna (BCA) increases the speed at which data can be made available to health professionals and produce a short promotional leaflet to explain the potential health benefits of BCAs.

In the future, implanted BCA-enabled sensors in the human body could sense many changes in bodily functions. This might include changes such as monitoring blood pressure to warn of the danger of a stroke. Alternatively, a sensor could monitor blood sugar levels in diabetics and send a warning when the level is too high or too low.

This resource is supported by the videos Body Centric Communications and Engineering for the greater good - Engineers Without Borders.

Related resources can be found in the Body Centric Communications collection.

Curriculum links include:
Waves and communications,wavelength, frequency, electromagnetic radiation, penetration, absorption, infrared, microwaves, RF (radio frequency), diabetes.

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