by P. Marks
NewScientist.com News Service, 13 Jun 2007
Your backbone’s connected to your shoulder bone, your shoulder bone’s connected to your neck bone — and your neck bone’s connected to your cellphone. Something along these lines is what Lin Zhong and Michael Liebschner at Rice University envisage. They want to use the human skeleton to transmit commands reliably and securely to wearable gadgets and medical implants. Their research, funded by Microsoft and Texas Instruments, could also lead to new ways for people with disabilities to control devices such as computers and PDAs.