My heroine has wires under her skin, allowing her to pick up & transmit, but I don't know what kind of radio transmissions would be able to traverse through. I can't make the tech noticeable, so it has to be discrete... I know that X-Rays can, but I don't think that is a very healthy choice! :)
Wires as antennae seems to me the only way to allow this discretely.. Is there a better way?
I might have asked in a pure science group, but I'm sure I'd get laughed out of it as soon as I explained why I was interested.
2/8/2015 - UPDATE/Clarification:
I didn't think it would matter to explain more, but I can see I was wrong. In this story, the hero has wires & transceiver inside-but is not aware of it. This 'equipment' is turned 'on' in the course of the first act, and things get strange. In fact, I'm not even telling the reader until much later why she is able to sense things.
But there is another thing I really want to do with this character and this transceiver arrangement that I didn't mention in the OP. It may actually have to do with the frequency/frequencies used... I have been racking my brain to figure out how she can transmit a signal that would help mess up those around her in an emergency. Don't worry about power, that is taken care of elsewhere in our heroine.
My limited knowledge is that actual brain/nerve signals are very, VERY low in frequency, like:
So ignoring the effects on the heroine herself (I'll take care of that somehow!), would it be logical to say that a person's antennae could transmit a short burst at frequencies that could affect motor control, etc.?
I apologize if this should be a separate question, but it has a bit to do with the OP. For example, lower frequencies have longer wavelengths, which like longer antennas. The (insulated) wires will emanate from the skull, so can be as long as the longest distances in the body, and also have 'coils' to increase wavelengths (at harmonics if we're talking freqs this low)... I hope this doesn't mess things all up! Tell me if this doesn't help, and I'll copy/paste to a separate post!