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Patent US10888242


Issued 2021-01-12

Methods For Radio Wave Based Health Monitoring That Utilize A Removable Smartphone Case

A method for operating a removable smartphone case is disclosed. The method involves transmitting radio waves below the skin surface of a person, receiving radio waves on a two-dimensional array of receive antennas, the received radio waves including a reflected portion of the transmitted radio waves, generating digital data in response to the received radio waves, wherein the digital data is indicative of a health parameter of the person, and communicating the digital data generated in response to the received radio waves from the removable smartphone case to a smartphone that is connected to the removable smartphone case.



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  • 1. A method for operating a removable smartphone case, the method comprising: transmitting radio waves below the skin surface of a person; receiving radio waves on a two-dimensional array of receive antennas, the received radio waves including a reflected portion of the transmitted radio waves; generating digital data in response to the received radio waves, wherein the digital data is indicative of a health parameter of the person; and communicating the digital data generated in response to the received radio waves from the removable smartphone case to a smartphone that is connected to the removable smartphone case.

  • 6. A method for operating a health parameter monitoring system, the method comprising: at a removable smartphone case that is connected to a smartphone, transmitting radio waves below the skin surface of a person; at the removable smartphone case, receiving radio waves on a two-dimensional array of receive antennas, the received radio waves including a reflected portion of the transmitted radio waves, and generating digital data in response to the received radio waves, wherein the digital data is indicative of a health parameter of the person; communicating the digital data from the removable smartphone case to the smartphone; at the smartphone, determining a value that is indicative of a health parameter of the person in response to the digital data received from the removable smartphone case; and at the smartphone, displaying a visual indicator of the health parameter in response to the determined value.