Components and Subsystems
Microwave sensors can penetrate biological tissue in a non-ionizing and harmless matter, get scattered based on the dielectric properties of tissue, bone and muscle, and this scatter of microwaves can be measured back by radio sensor receivers in order to visualize a spectral image for diagnostics. MMG develops biosensors for Tissue, Bone and Muscle that can cover a range of conditions from orthopedics to neuroscience.
Fat intrabody and body area communication – FAT IBC
MMG have established the feasibility of a bi-directional wireless microwave link through the fat channel and therefore often coined FAT-IBC which is based on microwave propagation confined to the interface between lossy and loss-less mediums i.e., fat and skin/fat and muscle with minimal interference from external electronic devices. As data becomes the holy grail for the healthcare industry, for clinical-grade IBC platforms and devices it opens up a range of possibilities for body-centric networks containing wearables, implanted devices and brain-computer interfaces (BCI).
Brain computer interface (BCI) and bionics
As data becomes the holy grail for the healthcare industry, for clinical-grade IBC platforms and BCI devices it opens up a new range of possibilities. The human body's brain and vital signs make it a perfect biological data-generating system. BCI-based neural bypass system that uses the FAT-IBC platform enables a pathway for a wireless neural data communication system between the BCI of the patient and the prosthetics it requires to restore a patient’s mobility due to loss of neural function. The importance of being able to create a clinical-grade wearable FAT-IBC wireless system that connects the patient's BCI cannot be underestimated as it will create a larger bandwidth to transmit neural data with less energy consumption and create a user-friendly design of the system.