An article on TIME Magazine’s Techland reports on
research by Tommaso Melodia, associate professor of electrical
engineering, to explore the use of sound waves in place of
electromagnetic signals to network devices inside the human body.
“Think of how the Navy uses sonar to communicate between
submarines and detect enemy ships,” he said.
“It’s the same principle, only applied to ultrasonic
sensors that are small enough to work together inside the human
body and more effectively help treat diseases.” An article
about Melodia’s research also appeared on