Heart to iPhone, Please Answer!
Dutch researchers at IMEC have developed a wireless body area network (BAN) that empowers vital organs to send health data to a smartphone. Called Human++ BAN, the network consists of a series of miniature sensors, each with its own power supply, that communicate with a central node worn on the body. The external node uses a cell phone network or wireless LAN to contact the outside world, such as your mobile phone or doctor's office. Human++ BAN's potential uses include medical diagnostics, chronic disease management, and fitness tracking. (Sorry, no Facebook updates at this time.)