In this activity, from the Institution of Engineering and technology (IET), students are introduced to how the present body centric antenna, plus prosthetic technology, could be compared to science fiction ‘cyborgs’. Students are also asked to discuss ethical issues around this idea.
Body centric communications have abundant applications in personal healthcare, smart homes, personal entertainment, identification systems, space exploration and military. This topic investigates the driving technology behind body centric communications, explores current health applications of these devices, possibilities for the future and the ethical issues surrounding these advancements.
This resource is supported by the videos Body Centric Communications and Engineering for the greater good - Engineers Without Borders.
Related resources can be found in the Body Centric Communications collection.
Curriculum links include:
Waves and communications,wavelength, frequency, electromagnetic radiation, penetration, absorption, infrared, microwaves, RF (radio frequency).