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Body Area Networking

IEEE, the world’s largest professional association advancing technology for humanity, today announced a new standard, IEEE 802.15.6™-2012, optimized to serve wireless communications needs for ultra-low power devices operating in or around the human body.

Or, put another way, a human LAN will run at 10mbps and data-processing implants can be wireless.  Consumer-level reporting devices.  Hook ‘em up to ifttt and have your liver email your doctor’s computer.  Turn your organs into blogjects.  (That’s very six-years-ago, but still amusing to me.)

Press release here.

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