Intelligent Wristbands: Fabrication of Wearable RFID Solutions by 3D Printing Pen

Adnan Mehmood, Xiaochen Chen, Han He, Shubin Ma, Leena Ukkonen, Johanna Virkki

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Abstract

We present RFID (radio frequency identification)-based passive UHF (ultra-high frequency) wristbands fabricated with a 3D printing pen. The used 3D printing material is flexible and biodegradable, and thus suitable for fabrication of such inexpensive and widely useful wearable wireless platforms. The tag antenna (that is fabricated from conductive thread) and the RFID IC (integrated circuit) are embedded into the platform by using 3D-printed fasteners. This paper presents the wristband fabrication, ensures their reliability, and carries out practical testing in normal use environments. Based on the achieved results, the studied combination of conductive thread and 3D printing pen is a suitable fabrication solution for intelligent wearable platforms. The fabricated wristbands show high moisture reliability and excellent wireless performance in practical testing situations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting
Subtitle of host publicationIEEECONF 2020 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Pages1319-1320
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-6670-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-6671-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventIEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting - Virtually, Toronto, Canada
Duration: 5 Jul 202010 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation
Volume2020
ISSN (Print)1522-3965
ISSN (Electronic)1947-1491

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityToronto
Period5/07/2010/07/20

Keywords

  • 3D printing pen
  • Eco-friendliness
  • flexible electronics
  • passive UHF RFID
  • wearable electronics

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation

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