Researchers at Purdue University are developing technology that uses the body as a communication network. They say this is a more secure way to link devices.
If you currently have multiple wearable or even implantable smart devices that are linked, the wireless signal has to leave the body and then go back into it to transmit.
Purdue Engineering Professor Shreyas Sen has developed technology to use the body instead.
“It can provide a low loss, broadband channel which is a very secure and energy efficient way of connecting all the devices on the body,” Sen says.