Moving Forward with Molecular Communication : From Theory to Human Health Applications

Akyildiz, Ian F. and Pierobon, Massimiliano and Balasubramaniam, Sasitharan (2019) Moving Forward with Molecular Communication : From Theory to Human Health Applications. Proceedings of the IEEE, 107 (5). pp. 858-865. ISSN 0018-9219

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The birth of wireless communication systems nearly 1 century ago has transformed and redefined the way humans communicate and interact. This transformation, which has opened boundaries between societies and eliminated cultural barriers, has evolved from the original paradigm of wireless electromagnetic communication systems. This paradigm has experienced numerous evolutionary developments that have not only brought along seamless connectivity for human interactions but also communication between machines and devices.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: The work of I. F. Akyildiz and M. Pierobon was supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grants CNS-1763969 and CCF-1816969. The work of S. Bal- asubramaniam was supported by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Vis- taMilk (16/RC/3835) and CONNECT (13/RC/2077) Research Centres, as well as the Academy of Finland under Grant 284531. The authors would like to thank B. D. Unluturk, U. Guler, I. Balasingham, T. Ozkaya-Ahmadov, and Y. Chahibi for their constructive comments, which helped improve the quality of the paper. Funding Information: ory is applied to model usable com munication channels on top of the biological processes underlying the microbiome–gut–brain axis (MGBA), composed of the gut microbial com munity, the gut tissues, the enteric nervous system, and their inter communications. A recently funded National Science Foundation (NSF) project is expanding over the afore- mentioned nervous system studies to explore the utilization of the MGBA as a heterogeneous communication network infrastructure. The aim is to realize minimally invasive, het erogeneous, and externally accessible electrical/MCs between electrical and biological devices. In these com munications, the source/s modulate natural communication parameters, such as neural electrical activity (enteric and autonomic), mechanical muscular activity, concentration of chemical compounds (e.g., hormones, metabolites, and neurotransmitters), and gut microbial community composition, at specific locations of the MGBA or through ingestion, and the destination/s sense the same or other affected parameters at other MGBA locations, e.g., muscular system [7]. Publisher Copyright: © 1963-2012 IEEE.
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