The goal of the project is to investigate Body-Coupled Communication for Body Area Networks, and take this technology to the next TRL. We plan to achieve this goal through experimental research and measurement-based modeling. The advantage of BCC compared to conventional wireless networking solutions technologies such as WiFi and BLE is greater privacy and less electromagnetic interference; and potentially in the future, also better energy efficiency.
Main objectives of the project are:
[O1] Collect a dataset about BCC signal propagation on a sample of the local population;
[O2] Create a parameterized mathematical model of the BCC signal propagation on the human body;
[O3] Investigate the Human Body Communication data transmission protocol from the IEEE 802.15.6 standard;
The project is funded by Latvian Councils of Science, Project No: lzp-2020/1-0358.