Transmitting Implantable Medical Device Data Ultrasonically
ECE William Lincoln Smith Professor Tommaso Melodia was awarded a patent for designing an “Ultrasonic multiplexing network for implantable medical devices.”
Abstract Source: USPTO
A system and method for transmitting data ultrasonically through biological tissue employs a network of a plurality of nodes, at least a portion of the nodes implantable within the biological tissue. At least one implanted node includes a transmitter having an orthogonal frequency division multiplex signal generator to encode an ultrasonic signal for transmission through the biological tissue to an ultrasonic receiver at another node.