Sunday 27 March 2005

Human Area Networks: RedTacton

Just yesterday I was talking about the potential for P2P file sharing based on mobile hardware, rather than the Internet. Then this morning I come across an article in the Sydney Mobile Herald on something called RedTacton.

"RedTacton is a new Human Area Networking technology that uses the surface of the human body as a safe, high speed network transmission path... RedTacton uses the minute electric fieldemitted on the surface of the human body. Technically, it is completely distinct from wireless and infrared... Communication is possible using any body surfaces, such as the hands, fingers, arms, feet, face, legs or torso. RedTacton works through shoes and clothing as well."

According to the Herald, RedTacton supports "speeds of up to 2mbps – equivalent to a fast broadband data connection."

Hmm. Thinking about this, H2H (human to human) file sharing could be an interesting experience. :-)

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