Backscatter Communication for Biomedical Devices

Aida Aberra, Young Han Kim, Minkyu Je, Sohmyung Ha

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This chapter presents an overview of backscatter communication (BackCom) technologies with a focus on their applications in biomedical devices. Basic principles from inductive coupling, different architectures, communication modes, frequency standards, and modulation schemes of BackCom, are reviewed along with basic signal coding and detection methods. Several considerations of BackCom technologies in biomedical applications including safety and data rates are discussed. Examples are given of state-of-the-art biomedical devices for implantable and wearable applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Biochips
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrated Circuits and Systems for Biology and Medicine
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781461434474
ISBN (Print)9781441993182
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022


  • Backscattering
  • Biomedical implant
  • Implantable medical devices
  • RFID

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Computer Science


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