The future is getting very close to us. I remember watching old Star Trek TV episodes, you know, the ones where they simply scan a handheld device over someone’s body to see if anything is wrong with them, or where the injury may be. You’ve seen it too, fact is, we see it everywhere we turn in today’s world. The technology that was pictured to be “futuristic” is starting to pop up in our daily lives now.
Here we see Dutch researchers have found a way to connect a wireless receiver into an SD slot of an Android device to receive wireless data from a Body Area Network (BAN). The data streams in real time from sensors attached to the body and sends it directly to the phone. The network streams over the nRF24L01+ radio wireless standard instead of a bluetooth connection standard.