Intra-pork signal transmission: Trans-meat communications

News on the meat, medical, and electro-communications fronts:

Mbps Experimental Acoustic Through-Tissue Communications: MEAT-COMMS,” Andrew Singer, Michael Oelze, and Anthony Podkowa, arXiv preprint arXiv:1603.05269 (2016). The authors, at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, report:


“This paper describes experimental transmission of digital communication signals through samples of real pork tissue and beef liver, achieving data rates of 20-30Mbps, demonstrating the possibility of real-time video-rate data transmission through tissue for inbody ultrasonic communications with implanted medical devices.”

Here is a video more or less about that:

(Thanks to Hugh Henry for bringing this to our attention.)

BONUS: An historic video from the University of Illinois, about “pork people like:

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