Compact Wide Frequency Range Fractional-Order Models of Human Body Impedance against Contact Currents

Freeborn T.J.
Elwakil A.S.
Maundy B.

Three circuit models using constant phase elements are investigated to represent the human body impedance against contact currents from 40 Hz to 110 MHz. The parameters required to represent the impedance are determined using a nonlinear least squares fitting (NLSF) applied to the averaged human body impedance dataset. The three fractional-order models with 4, 6, and 7 parameters are compared to an already existing integer-order, 11-parameter model. Simulations of the fractional-order models impedance are presented and discussed along with their limitations. © 2016 Todd J. Freeborn et al.