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Wearable UWB Antenna-Based Bending and Wet Performances for Breast Cancer Detection

Ali Hanafiah Rambe1, Muzammil Jusoh2,3, Samir Salem Al-Bawri4,5,*, Mahmoud A. Abdelghany6,7

1 Department of Electrical Engineering, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, 20155, Indonesia
2 Advanced Communication Engineering (ACE), Centre of Excellence, Faculty of Electronic Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia
3 Department of General Educational Development, Faculty of Science and Information Technology (FSIT), Daffodil International University, Dhaka, 1341, Bangladesh
4 Space Science Centre, Climate Change Institute, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia
5 Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Hadhramout University, Al-Mukalla, Yemen
6 Electrical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Wadi Addwasir, 11991, Saudi Arabia
7 Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Minia University, Minia, 61519, Egypt

* Corresponding Author: Samir Salem Al-Bawri. Email: email

Computers, Materials & Continua 2022, 73(3), 5575-5587.


This paper proposed integrating the communication system on the garment, which can be utilized to detect breast cancer at an early stage by using an ultra-wideband (UWB) wearable antenna. Breast cancer is an abnormal cell that is located in the breast tissue. Early detection of breast cancer plays an important role, and it helps in the long term for all women. The proposed UWB wearable antenna successfully operates at 3.1–10.6 GHz under an acceptable reflection coefficient of −10 dB. The fabricated wearable antenna was made from Shieldit Super and felt both conductive and nonconductive wearable materials. Few measurement studies of bending angles have been carried out that covered 2°, 4°, 6°, 8°, and 10°. In addition, the performance of UWB antennas in wet environments is studied in four stages: in water, instantly wet, nearly dry, and entirely dry. There is good agreement between the measured and simulated outcomes. Based on the experimental results, the proposed antenna could be helpful for a home breast cancer detection system.


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A. H. Rambe, M. Jusoh, S. S. Al-Bawri and M. A. Abdelghany, "Wearable uwb antenna-based bending and wet performances for breast cancer detection," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 73, no.3, pp. 5575–5587, 2022.

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