Body-centric wireless networks (BCWNs) have recently gained substantial recognition and interest in both academic and industrial communities due to its direct and beneficial impact both economically and socially in various application domains. Such networks refer to a number of nodes/units scattered across the human body and the surrounding areas to provide communication on the body surface, to access points and wireless devices in the near vicinity and also to provide hieratical networking structure from implants to the main communication hub [1].

Original languageEnglish
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781849199902
ISBN (Print)9781849199896
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016



  • Antenna arrays
  • Antenna-human body interactions
  • Biological effects of microwaves
  • Biomedical telemetry
  • Body area networks
  • Body area networks
  • Body-centric nano-networks
  • Body-centric radio channel sparse characterization
  • Body-centric wireless communication devices
  • Capsule telemetry
  • Cooperative communication
  • Cooperative communications
  • Diversity communications
  • Diversity reception
  • Frequency 60 ghz
  • Front-end design
  • Health physics
  • In vivo wireless channel modeling
  • Localisation applications
  • Millimetre wave antenna arrays
  • Mimo
  • Mimo communication
  • Motion capture applications
  • Next generation networks
  • Next-generation wearable microwave systems
  • Radiotelemetry
  • Substrate integrated waveguides
  • Telemetry
  • Textile substrate integrated waveguide technology
  • Ultra wideband body-centric networks
  • Ultra wideband communication
  • Ultra wideband radio channel characterisation
  • Waveguides and microwave transmission lines
  • Wireless channels

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Abbasi, Q. H., Rahman, M. U., Qaraqe, K., & Alomainy, A. (2016). Introduction. Institution of Engineering and Technology. https://doi.org/10.1049/PBTE065E