Global Emerging Innovation Summit (GEIS-2021)

Wearable Antennas-An Overview

Author(s): Narendra Gali* and Narbada Prasad Gupta

Pp: 275-287 (13)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681089010121010035


The most popular antenna for portable devices in current communication technologies is the wearable antenna due to its compactness and flexibility; demand was rapidly growing and can communicate through signals with the human body and the wearable devices. The advantages of wearable antennas are flexible, hidden, low profile, and no harm to humans. The key benefit of this antenna is that it is placed on the human body or included in clothing, effortlessly transmits, and receives signals through clothes or on-body. These antennas play a vital role in the number of applications, viz. navigation (118MHz to 137MHz), medicine (750MHz to 2.6GHz), military (225MHz to 400MHz), RFID (433MHz to 5.4GHz), physical training, tracking, and health monitoring, etc. This paper discussed the important aspects of wearable antennas, which include materials used, substrate, and fabrication techniques. Next, discussed a clear overview of wearable antennas existing and design aspects, their advantages, and drawbacks.

Keywords: Fabrication Technique, Flexible Antennas, ISM Band, Substrate Integrated Waveguide, Textile Antennas, Wearable Antennas.

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