Gaetano Marrocco

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Radio-frequency identification technology, based on the reader/tag paradigm, is quickly permeating several aspects of everyday life. The electromagnetic research mainly concerns the design of tag antennas having high efficiency and small size, and suited to complex impedance matching to the embedded electronics. Starting from the available but fragmented(More)
The current evolution of the traditional medical model toward the participatory medicine can be boosted by the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm involving sensors (environmental, wearable, and implanted) spread inside domestic environments with the purpose to monitor the user's health and activate remote assistance. RF identification (RFID) technology is(More)
This contribution investigates the feasibility of the passive UHF RF identification technology for the wireless monitoring of human body movements in some common sleep disorders by means of passive tags equipped with inertial switches. Electromagnetic and mechanical models as well as preliminary experimentations are introduced to analyze all the significant(More)
A planar “square-smile” like layout is proposed to achieve miniaturized wearable UHF RFID tags. The geometry hosts different slots which contribute to produce size reduction and a two-steps friendly impedance tuning. The resulting antenna surface is half the size of a credit card and permits to be read up to 5m when attached onto the body.(More)
RFID systems are growing in use also for sensing purposes. In the last years, there has been quite a lot of effort in identifying RFID parameters wirelessly recordable and most suited to sensing, but some open issues remain. Among the most interesting open questions, the use of wirelessly recordable parameters in a manner independent from distance promises,(More)
An Ambient Intelligence platform, NIGHTCare, for remote monitoring and control of overnight living environment is here proposed. The platform, entirely based on RFID passive technology is able to recognize nocturnal behaviors and activities, generates automatic alarms in case of anomalous or pathological events and support diagnostics. The results of a(More)
Recent progresses in the design of wearable RFID tag antennas stimulate the idea of passive body centric systems wherein the required power to drive the wearable tags is directly scavenged from the interrogation signal emitted by the reader unit. While active body-centric links have been extensively investigated, the feasibility of passive systems is still(More)