Don’t have a LAN handy – Turn yourself into a Human Area Network

That’s right – According to a March 2005 article from IndiaTimes, the Japanese company Nippon Telegraph and Telephone has developed technology that utilizes the human body itself as a high speed network. This creates a Human  Area Network (HAN), which links devices and enables data transfer using the body as a conduit. The device uses a transceiver called RedTacton, which initiates a connection when it comes into contact with the skin. Apparently, the devices are supposed to go on sale sometime this year. Currently, collaborative field testing is going on, and you can find out more at the RedTacton website

All I have to say is, cool but a little freaky

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