Footwear antennas for body area telemetry

Domenico Gaetano, Patrick McEvoy, Max J. Ammann, Jacinta E. Browne, Louise Keating, Frances Horgan

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Antennas designed to link footwear sensors within body centric networks are introduced with two small UWB antennas, one directional and another quasi-omnidirectional. The radiating characteristics are evaluated for three positions on a sample sports shoe using a detailed simulation model and measurements with a homogenous foot phantom. Antenna performance is assessed for resilience to close proximity loading by the footwear materials and the phantom foot.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6555931
Pages (from-to)4908-4916
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2013


  • Body sensor networks
  • footwear industry
  • gait analysis
  • ultra wideband antennas
  • wireless networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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