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Redtacton 2007

  1. 1. Red Tacton? •RedTacton is a new Human Area Networking technology [HAN] •Human Area Networking (HAN) is a technology 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.
  2. 2. History of HAN •The concept of intra-body communication was first proposed by IBM in 1996. •This communication mechanism was later evaluated and reported by several research groups around the world.
  3. 3. History of HAN •All those reported technologies had two limitations –The operating range through the body was limited to a few tens of centimeters. –The top communication speed was only 40 bit/s!!
  4. 4. History of HAN • These limitations were overcome by NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation) located in Tokyo, Japan by using photonic electric field sensors and finally came up with a human area networking technology called „REDTACTON‟
  5. 5. Overview of RedTacton •RedTacton is a new Human Area Networking technology that turns the surface of the human body as a safe, high speed network transmission path. •Communication is possible using any body surfaces, such as the hands, fingers, arms, feet, face, legs or toes.
  6. 6. Overview of RedTacton • RedTacton works through shoes and clothing as well. • RedTacton uses the minute electric field emitted on the surface of the human body for data transmission.
  7. 7. What is RedTacton? • TACTON: - “touch-act-on” Meaning “action triggered by touching”. • RED: - It is an auspicious color according to Japanese culture
  8. 8. How RedTacton works?
  9. 9. Mechanism of communication with RedTacton
  10. 10. Human Safety • No current flowing into the human body from RedTacton devices. • Displacement current occurring in the body is small enough. • RedTacton conforms to the safety guideline of induced current.
  11. 11. Features • RedTacton has three main functional features… Touch •Communication with just a touch Broadband & Interactive •Broadband does not deteriorate with duplex operation and simultaneous access by many users Any Media •Works with many transmission media common in human life
  12. 12. Comparison with other network technologies Performance - E: Excellent, P: Poor P
  13. 13. Applications 1. One to one services: Touch advertising using RedTacton.
  14. 14. Applications 2. Intuitive Operations: Touch to printer to print Instant private data exchange
  15. 15. Applications 3. Security Applications: User verification and lock management at entrances
  16. 16. Prototypes • Portable Card-Size Transmitter Transmission: 230 kbps Protocol: Proprietary Protocol Transmission method: Unidirectional
  17. 17. Prototypes • Embedded Receiver Transmission: 230 kbps Protocol: Proprietary: Protocol Transmission method: Unidirectional External Device Interface: 10/100BASE-T, RS232C
  18. 18. Advantages • It does not require the electrode to be in direct contact with the skin. • Superior than Infrared, Wi-Fi technology. • High-speed communication is possible between two arbitrary points on the body.
  19. 19. Disadvantages • It has no compelling applications that aren‟t already available. • Too costly.
  20. 20. Conclusion •RedTacton is an exciting new technology for human area networking. •This technology definitely stands out with perfection, when transfer of data is fast, feasible and more importantly reliable. So, in few years from now everything is going to fall under this super technology.