RFID for Body-centric Networks:
Wearable, Epidermal, and Implantable Systems 

Session Organizers:

G. Marrocco, University of Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
J. Batchelor, University of Kent, UK

The adaptive nature of RFID devices enables integration with many types of material and surface, and makes it one of the essential bricks of new generation Internet of the Body technologies. As a result, body-centric low-profile, textile, flexible and stretchable wireless sensors will interact with cloud infrastructures to generate data and provide new services.

This special session will host the latest research in the application of RFID to body-worn and implantable monitoring technologies.  Such low energy devices will be the enablers of future long term health and social care services to support the needs of increasingly complex and bespoke medical interventions, out of clinic monitoring, and the requirements of aging populations.

Specific topics will include:

  • RFID tag and sensors integrated within or embroidered onto clothing textiles
  • Bio-integrated RFID tags and sensors for on-skin placement (e.g. featuring stretchable, microfluidic, or plaster substrates)
  • Implantable RFID tags and sensors for integration inside prosthesis and endoscopic capsules
  • Propagation channels for body-centric RFID sensor networks
  • Measurement technology for on-body RFIDs
  • Wearable and epidermal RFIDs for emerging 5G networks
  • On-body RFIDs to monitor rehabilitation or for augmentation