Pervasive sensing: macro to nanoscale

Abbasi, Q. H. , Abbas, H. T. , Imran, M. A. and Alomainy, A. (2020) Pervasive sensing: macro to nanoscale. In: Imran, M. A., Ghannam, R. and Abbasi, Q. H. (eds.) Engineering and Technology for Healthcare. Wiley-IEEE: Hoboken, NJ, pp. 61-80. ISBN 9781119644248 (doi:10.1002/9781119644316.ch3)

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Technological breakthroughs in the fields of nano‐fabrication have enabled us to realize miniaturized communication systems. Nano‐scale pervasive sensing is a vision through which vital physiological data of a patient are captured with the help of self‐powered nano‐sensors that are positioned on human skin. The collected data can then be used for a variety of diagnostic purposes. This chapter deals with the challenges involved in the deployment of these nano‐scale sensing networks. Specifically, we discuss the terahertz frequency electromagnetic wave propagation on human skin with the help of which nano‐scale communication takes places.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad and Abbas, Dr Hasan and Abbasi, Dr Qammer
Authors: Abbasi, Q. H., Abbas, H. T., Imran, M. A., and Alomainy, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Published Online:27 November 2020

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