A Literature Review of the Human Body as a Communication Medium using RedTacton

Yusuf Perwej
2016 Communications on Applied Electronics  
At present many technologies for networking are known and are in use. These technologies connect people, objects and other networks together so as to dispense data and thus make information ready for access. In the world of computers, networking is the practice of linking two or more computing devices together for the purpose of dispensing data. In this paper, we introduce novel networking technology called RedTacton was announced by NTT labs from Japan in 2005, which makes use of human body
more » ... se of human body surface as communication medium when exchanging data among people, objects and networks. The RedTacton takes a different technical viewpoint. Instead of relying on electromagnetic waves or light waves to carry data, RedTacton uses feeble electric fields on the surface of the body as a transmission medium. Electricfield communication is dissimilar from orthodox wireless or infrared communication which simply does not rely on electromagnetic or light wave to transmit data because it uses the electric field procreate on the surface of the human body. This is mainly developed to conquer an interposing of unwanted signal in intensive places has become a major issue and the better solution to this can be, a human body functioning as non-stop transmitter and receiver. The RedTacton communication is possible using any body surfaces, such as the hands, fingers, arms, feet, face, legs or toes. Red Tacton can be used in any media including water, glass, wood, shoes and clothing as well etc. The electric field/Photonics method employed by Red Tacton is preferable to conventional methods in terms of communication distance, speed, and interactivity. In this paper, I will discuss about RedTacton, and it's working states, body coupled communications, transceiver and applications of RedTacton in various fields.
doi:10.5120/cae2016652161 fatcat:nm5zrpoevncormzbhd4f73q3fy