This is the world that the sixth-generation wireless network can unlock, says Tommaso Melodia, William Lincoln Smith chair professor of electrical and computer engineering at Northeastern. In October, his Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things will host a two-day virtual conference that will convene leaders from industry, academia, and government develop a roadmap for research and development for the successor to the 5G mobile network.
Smart watches. Pacemakers. Internet-connected glasses. These are devices designed to make life easier. And yet, the airwaves that all this wearable technology use to communicate can be hacked, meaning our personal health information is vulnerable. So researchers at Northeastern have a better, more secure idea: Send data through your body.