Using Ultrasonic Communication in Implantable Medical Devices
ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia was awarded a patent for creating 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.