Course detail

Near and on Body Communications

FEKT-MPA-KBCAcad. year: 2023/2024

In lectures, representation of living tissues by numerical phantoms is discussed, and electromagnetic wave propagation along the hunam body is explained. Next, lectures present the design of antennas for operation in proximity of a body, and their integration to textile substrates. Finally, wireless connection of sensors of vital functions is built, and the whole wireless network is optimized.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Fundamental knowledge of mathematics and physics is requested.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Tests (10 points), computer exercises (20 points), individual project (20 points), written exam (20 points), oral exam (30 points).
Evaluation of activities is specified by a regulation, which is issued by the lecturer responsible for the course annually.


In lectures, mechanisms of electromagnetic (EM) wave propagation in proximity of living tissue is discussed, design of proper EM components and their implementation are presented.
The graduate is able to design the body-centric wireless network, to design and implement its particular components.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

HALL, P. S.; HAO, Y. Antennas and Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications. Norwood: Artech House, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-6080-7376-4 (EN)
SAZANOV, E. Wearable sensors: fundamentals, implementation and applications. Elsevier, 2020. ISBN: 978-0-1281-9246-7 (EN)
ABBASI, Q.H.; REHMAN, M.U.; QARAQE, K.; ALOMAINY, A. Advances in body-centric wireless communication. Applications and state-of-the-art. The IET, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-8491-9989-6 (EN)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MPA-CAN Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme MPAD-CAN Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme MPA-TEC Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
  • Programme MPAJ-TEC Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer