E-fiber electronics for body-worn devices Conference

Zhang, L, Wang, Z, Psychoudakis, D et al. (2012). E-fiber electronics for body-worn devices . 760-761. 10.1109/EuCAP.2012.6206701

cited authors

  • Zhang, L; Wang, Z; Psychoudakis, D; Volakis, JL



  • This paper presents novel body-worn antennas fabricated using embroidered conductive fibers (E-fibers). The E-fiber antennas were precisely fabricated onto regular fabrics and clothing using automated embroidering. These E-fiber antennas offer desirable conformality and flexibility, without undermining electrical performance for body-worn radio frequencies (RF) applications. In this study, we fabricated an embroidered asymmetric meandered flare dipole antenna on a scarf. Its RF performance was found comparable to conventional printed antennas. This new technology of embroidered E-fiber antennas can also be applied onto daily garments or accessories for wideband and high-data-rate communications. © 2012 IEEE.

publication date

  • July 2, 2012

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

start page

  • 760

end page

  • 761