Positioning and Imaging
Wireless Positioning Technologies in Medicine
With the technological advancement of wireless positioning systems, their use in indoor environments has become a reality. Current applications are focused on asset and people tracking, with future advancements opening up new fields including computer assisted surgery, smart sensors, and smart tools. With many technologies currently being targeted for this area (e.g. RFID, ultra wideband, WLAN, Zigbee), it is certainly a hot topic both in the wireless and medical fields.
Microwave Imaging for Biomedical Applications
With the latest advances in microwave imaging systems, new and exciting biomedical imaging applications have emerged including breast cancer detection, bone imaging, and tomography of biological tissues. These systems require many unique components including custom antennas, advanced digital signal processing, and overall high resolution. The unique imaging environments and challenges faced in designing and building these systems has sparked innovation in the radio and wireless realm.
Microwave Systems for Therapeutic Biomedical Applications
Microwave systems have a long history of use in therapeutic applications given their ability to target specific, and often times cancerous (e.g. prostate, breast), tissues in the body. Work is still underway to perfect these systems and incorporate new and advanced technologies.