Human + +: A Simple Body Area Network
A biomedical electronic device has the potential to offer remote health monitoring to patients.
A Dutch research organization called IMEC has created a body area network that transmits data from a human body to a cell phone. The Human + + contains electrocardiogram sensors connected to a small transmitter that is attached to a necklace. The wireless nodes transmit data from the body to a mobile device which can then be forwarded to a physician as a simple text message, making it an exciting prospect as a remote health monitoring device. IMEC’s website says:
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