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Investigation in-body device to smartphone wireless communication

Master projects/internships - Leuven | More than two weeks ago

Make devices in your body talk to your phone 

Imec performs research on devices for use inside the human body. Frequently these devices feature a wireless communication link to a wearable device outside of the body. In this study, the task would be to investigate the feasibility of performing wireless communication straight from small in-body devices to the subject's smartphone (for example, using Bluetooth). These communication mechanisms are expected to suffer significantly more path loss than custom communication links in the sub-GHz bands that are typically used for this purpose, but potentially allow improved user convenience by eliminating any external wearable devices other than a smartphone that most people carry anyway. The experimental work will involve connecting Bluetooth and possibly other wireless protocol development hardware to a custom antenna optimized for in-body use, and evaluating the performance in body phantoms, as well as connecting to and receiving the data on a smartphone.

Type of Project: Combination of internship and thesis 

Master's degree: Master of Engineering Science; Master of Engineering Technology 

Master program: Electrotechnics/Electrical Engineering; Computer Science 

Duration: 6 months - 9 months 

Supervisor: Chris Van Hoof 

Supervising scientists: Ivan Dario Castro Miller, Tom Torfs

For more information or application, please contact Tom Torfs (tom.torfs@imec.be)


Imec allowance will be provided for students studying at a non-Belgian university. 

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