Wearable technology monitors all kinds of signals from our bodies. But most wearables are stiff and require frequent recharging. Canek Fuentes-Hernandez, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Northeastern, has developed a material that could make wearables more like a second skin.
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.