The unexplored avenues of human skin; electromagnetic properties in the sub THz band

Paul Ben Ishai, Yuri Feldman, Alexander Puzenko, Andreas Caduff, Aharon J. Agranat

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Abstract

The sub-coetaneous structures of human skin have been revealed to contain elements that demonstrate electromagnetic behavior in the sub-THz frequency range, reminiscent of low Q helical antennas. The structure in question is the coiled human sweat duct inside the epidermis. It was shown that the temporal behavior of the reflected spectral response mirrored physiological parameters such as blood pressure to a high degree of correlation. The current paper presents the experimental evidence of such and explores its parameters in terms of stress imposed on the subject.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, ICSD 2010
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event2010 IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, ICSD 2010 - Potsdam, Germany
Duration: 4 Jul 20109 Jul 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, ICSD 2010

Conference

Conference2010 IEEE International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, ICSD 2010
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityPotsdam
Period4/07/109/07/10

Keywords

  • Electromagnetic response
  • Epidermis
  • Human skin
  • Reflection coefficient
  • Stress
  • Sub-THz
  • Sweat ducts

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