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Smartphones – the grip of death

The growth in the demand of smartphones has highlighted the complexities of wireless communications through problems of reduced sensitivity when the user holds some devices.  New research has been investigating this problem, along with developing new solutions to overcome the loss of connectivity.

The study by academics in the field of antennas and propagation in the University of Bristol’s Centre for Communications Research (CCR) is published in the journal IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters.

Mark Beach, Professor of Radio Systems Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering said: “Antenna position and user grip on smartphones may lead to obstruction of radio signal paths and antenna detuning."

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