This Injectable Device Broadcasts Information from Within the Body

By: Laura McQuarrie - Feb 23, 2016
This medical radio is a new development out of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor that could have huge implications for healthcare.

The device is a prototype of a small implantable radio that's so small, it's measured in millimeters. Despite its size, the device functions like a powerful radio and is capable of broadcasting signals through three centimeters of tissue. The design is complete with an antenna and a micro-sized battery that doesn't put out too many currents at a time.

The new developments from this technology could have huge implications for medical devices that must be surgically implanted. While many of these devices are typically required to sacrifice size for power, this medical radio opens up many new possibilities for the science, tech and healthcare communities and beyond.