December 2015

UC San Diego Researchers Discover Way to Use Human Body for Data Transmission

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth network symbols

A team from the University of California, San Diego's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have discovered a way to use the human body as a medium for data transmission. This discovery could potentially replace radio technologies like Bluetooth, which, although it can transmit data as far as 30 feet, experiences high path loss (signals weakening on the way to their destination) and also exposes users to potential eavesdropping. 

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