Human Area Network

By on February 22, 2005

This is unreal:

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) is pursuing research and development of an innovative Human Area Networking technology called RedTacton that safely turns the surface of the human body into a data transmission path at speeds up to 10 Mbps between any two points on the body.

RedTacton PC card prototype

Let’s see the RIAA monitor file swapping once this hits the mainstream!

For example, two people equipped with RedTacton devices could exchange data just by shaking hands. A wide range of natural human actions — grasping, sitting down, walking, or standing in a particular place — can be used to trigger RedTacton to start a networked process.

Via PhysOrg.

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Comments

  1. I cannot find it anymore, but I could swear that I read a few months back on Slashdot that Microsoft had won a patent for this very thing – data transfer via skin or the human body. I hope someone can tell me I’m wrong.

  2. This was the first thing that came to mind as I read that article:

    “Yes. That’s it, Mr. Anderson. Look past the flesh. Look through the soft gelatin of these dull cow eyes and see your enemy!”

  3. hi, iam an computr science student, seek information on HAN. So please do mail me some material on HAN i.e. what actual HAN is and not the details on its prototype (Red Tacton).

  4. hi, I am an information technology student.I need to know more in detail from the scratch about the working of the telecasting of programmes from tvstations to houses.I also need to know about Personal Area Network in detail.

  5. hi i am an it student.hi, seek information on HAN. So please do mail me some material on HAN i.e. what actual HAN is and not the details on its prototype (Red Tacton).

  6. hi, iam an computr science student, seek information on HAN. So please do mail me some material on HAN i.e. what actual HAN is and not the details on its prototype (Red Tacton).

  7. I want depth information about HAN(RedTacton) so provide me on my email Address:vish_raj9374@yahoo.com

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