Recent Advances of Wearable Antennas in Materials, Fabrication Methods, Designs, and Their Applications: State-of-the-Art

Shahid M. Ali, Cheab Sovuthy, Muhammad A. Imran, Soeung Socheatra, Qammer H. Abbasi, Zuhairiah Zainal Abidin

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Abstract

The demand for wearable technologies has grown tremendously in recent years. Wearable antennas are used for various applications, in many cases within the context of wireless body area networks (WBAN). In WBAN, the presence of the human body poses a significant challenge to the wearable antennas. Specifically, such requirements are required to be considered on a priority basis in the wearable antennas, such as structural deformation, precision, and accuracy in fabrication methods and their size. Various researchers are active in this field and, accordingly, some significant progress has been achieved recently. This article attempts to critically review the wearable antennas especially in light of new materials and fabrication methods, and novel designs, such as miniaturized button antennas and miniaturized single and multi-band antennas, and their unique smart applications in WBAN. Finally, the conclusion has been drawn with respect to some future directions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number888
Number of pages41
JournalMicromachines
Volume11
Issue number10
Early online date24 Sep 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2020
Externally publishedYes

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