CUHK - Electronic Engineering - Prof. K.L.Wu

The paper titled “Development of The First Chinese Electromagnetic Human Model and Its Use for SAR Calculations” received Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC) prize in 2008 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference held in Hong Kong during Dec. 16-20, 2008.

Development of The First Chinese Electromagnetic Human Model and Its Use for SAR Calculations

Ke-Li Wu1, Pheng Ann Heng2, Xin Gao1, Yongming Xie2, Lei Zhao1, Ji Chen3 and Min Zhang4

  1. Dept. of Electronic Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  2. Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 
  3. Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Houston
  4. CST China Ltd

The development of the first Chinese Electromagnetic Human Model (CEMHM) in The Chinese University of Hong Kong is reported in this paper. The model can be used in any electromagnetic simulation platforms to understand accurately the biological effects on human body caused by RF and microwave radiation. The CEMHM model is developed based on the first Chinese Visible Human (CVH) data set containing 3640 serial axial anatomical images. In particular, the CEMHM model with a voxel resolution of up to 0.17 x 0.17 x 0.25 mm for the head and 0.17 x 0.17 x 0.5 mm for the rest of the body, which allows accurately modeling of 49 different human tissues and organs in the head model. As compared to the American’s HUGO Anatomical Data Set whose resolution is 1x1x1 mm and European Virtual Family models whose resolution is 0.5 x 0.5 x1 mm in the head and 0.9 x 0.9 x 2 mm in the trunk and the limbs, the CEMHM is the finest human body model under development in the world. The CEMHM model has been used to calculate the electromagnetic field and specific absorption rate (SAR) distributions caused by the radiation of a mobile phone.

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