Intelligent subcutaneous body area networks: anticipating implantable devices

Philip A Catherwood, Dewar D Finlay, James AD McLaughlin

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    There is a long history of medically prescribed implantable devices used to assist in treating chronic health conditions. Examples include pacemakers [1], cochlear and retinal implants [2], insulin pumps [3], and deep brain stimulation implants for relief of Parkinson's disease tremors and seizures [4] to name but a few. There is also a growing trend towards wearable consumer electronics for a myriad of applications, including interactive haptic environments [5], healthcare [6], data communications [7], wearable interfaces [8], and people tracking [9]. Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to make remarkable progress in controlled settings and promises to bring intelligence to everything we interact with [10].
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)73-80
    Number of pages8
    JournalIEEE Technology and Society Magazine
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 9 Sept 2016


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