Latest in Implant

Image credit:

Skin-tenna technology promises to keep medical implants connected

Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

We've already some efforts to tailor Bluetooth for use with medical devices, but it looks like a team of researchers from Queen's University Belfast have now come up with another method of keeping devices connected, which they say is more efficient and better suited for implants. Their solution is effectively a "skin-tenna," which makes use of a puck-like device worn on the outside of the body that allows wireless signals to "creep" along an individual's skin. That, the researchers say, not only minimizes the "off-body signals," but requires far less power than Bluetooth or other wireless technologies, which is obviously a plus when a battery change consists of a trip to the operating room.

In this article: implant, medical, skin-tenna, skintenna
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Huawei will use TomTom for maps now that it's cut off from Google

Huawei will use TomTom for maps now that it's cut off from Google

View
Elon Musk expects SpaceX's first crewed mission between April and June

Elon Musk expects SpaceX's first crewed mission between April and June

View
Apple unveils animated musical series from the creator of 'Bob's Burgers'

Apple unveils animated musical series from the creator of 'Bob's Burgers'

View
Facebook says glitch led to rude translation of Chinese leader's name

Facebook says glitch led to rude translation of Chinese leader's name

View
Leica's M10 Monochrom is devoted to black-and-white photography

Leica's M10 Monochrom is devoted to black-and-white photography

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr