Printed Textile Antennas for Off-Body Communication
Our future garments will not only protect us from the environment or make us look fashionable; they will allow monitoring through an incorporated sensor network. The off-body communication of the sensor data to a nearby base station is therefore preferably operated by a fully integratable and flexible antenna. This paper reports on the applicability of textile materials and textile processes in the design of antennas to be integrated into our every day clothing or even professional clothing.
Pietro VINCENZINI and Rita PARADISO
C. Hertleer et al., "Printed Textile Antennas for Off-Body Communication", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 60, pp. 64-66, 2008