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We have applied passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), typically used for inventory management, to implement a novel knit fabric strain gauge assembly using conductive thread. As the fabric antenna is stretched, the strength of the received signal varies, yielding potential for wearable, wireless, powerless smart-garment devices based on small and(More)
In this paper, we propose a monitoring system that employs a passive RFID tag to transmit heart rate using an ECG signal as its source. This system operates without a battery and has been constructed with easily available commercial components. Here, an RFID tag is used as an on-off keying device, wherein it is normally transmitting, but turns off every(More)
Passive RFID tags provide a promising way to create wireless and battery-free heart rate monitors. However, the reliability of these tags is limited in the presence of common noise sources in their environment. In this paper, we propose an algorithm to improve the beat detection for RFID based heart rate monitors in noisy environments. To achieve this, a(More)
ii Dedications I gratefully dedicate this thesis to my Parents who have done everything possible to help me realize my dreams. iii Acknowledgments I would like to thank my advisors Dr. Timothy Kurzweg and Dr. Kapil Dandekar for their constant support and guidance in helping me successfully complete this work. I would also like to thank Douglas Pfeil for(More)
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