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'wireless' Humans Could Form Backbone of New Mobile Networks

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Members of the public could form the backbone of powerful new mobile Internet networks by carrying wearable sensors, according to researchers from Queen's University Belfast.

The novel sensors could create new ultra-high-bandwidth mobile Internet infrastructures and reduce the density of mobile phone base stations. The engineers from Queen's Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT), are working on a new project based on the rapidly developing science of body-centric communications.

The researchers at ECIT are investigating how small sensors carried by members of the public, in items such as next-generation smartphones, could communicate with each other to create body-to-body networks. The new sensors would interact to transmit data, providing "anytime, anywhere" mobile network connectivity.

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