Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) has announced technology that uses the surface of the human body as a transmission path. RedTacton is explained:
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.
A transmission path is formed at the moment a part of the human body comes in contact with a RedTacton transceiver. Physically separating ends the contact and thus ends communication.
Using RedTacton, communication starts when terminals carried by the user or embedded in devices are linked in various combinations according to the user’s natural, physical movements.
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.