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Panasonic Develops Device for Data Transmission over a Human Touch

Facilitating easy sharing of information !

Japanese multinational in electronic, Panasonic Corporation, has recently developed a technology for data transmission. This enables you to exchange information over a human touch. In order to prove their concept, a prototype of a human body was created. The company says that this prototype uses electric field communication technology to move data from “thing-to-thing, human-to-human and human-to-thing.

It was reported that the prototype body communicated with the device to send data up to 100Kbps through a radio field on a person’s skin. Data was exchanged only when they touch a person or an object with a suitable trans-receiver. As per reports, the device was kept for an exhibition at CEATEC electronics show through several color-coded demonstrations. Data on a colored ball was sent to a lamp, and it changed to the same color when the ball came in contact with a sensor connected to lamp. The video below shows the Human Body Communication Device in action.

Reportedly, the demonstrations were simple and gave a clear proof that the system worked. However, Panasonic predicts that its new data transmission system will serve many practical purposes in the near future like exchanging contact information with people over a handshake or unlocking door by just placing a hand on a door knob.

Although being a good invention, this technology from Panasonic has a long way to go for getting into a practical application like a smartphone or a wristwatch. At the same time, Panasonic was reportedly being confident about making this product on a smaller scale if there is a demand for such system.

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