Wearing A WireSource: ANSYS, Inc.
By Bert Buxton, ANSYS
Simulation helps to optimize body-worn wireless devices for an emerging class of applications.
Interest in body-worn wireless devices has grown in recent years because of actual and potential applications in healthcare, sports, law enforcement, entertainment and other areas. For example, the U.S. Department of Defense is working on a wireless device to be worn by soldiers that will allow medics to measure vital signs and collect other medical information from the troops. Body-worn wireless devices have been developed to measure and record an athlete’s performance, such as running speed and the number of strides.