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Human society is entering an era of ubiquitous computing, where everything is networked. In addition to the WANs (Internet) and LANs, there are applications best served by Human Area Networks (HANs) that connect the last meter.RedTacton is a new Human Area Networking technology that uses the surface of the Human body as a safe, high speed network transmission path. In addition to the human body, various conductors and dielectrics can be used as transmission media, they may also be used in combination. Here,

A communication environment can be created easily and at low-cost by using
items close at hand, such as desks, walls, and metal objects.
RedTacton uses the electric field that occurs naturally on the surface of the
human body for communication.
The RedTacton chips, which will be embedded in various devices, contain a
transmitter and receiver built to send and accept data stored in a digital format.

Duplex, interactive communication is possible at a maximum speed of 10Mbps. Because the transmission path is on the surface of the body, transmission speed does not deteriorate in congested areas where many people are communicating at the same time.

RedTacton surpasses other human area networks in terms of communication
performance and user convenience.

Communication can be kept private using authentication and encryption technologies. Corresponding RedTacton receivers are installed at security check points. The system can provide authentication and record who touched the device and when by using automatic user authentication and log-in with just a touch. NTT Laboratories from Japan has made three types of prototypes: RedTacton transceiver --PC card type, hub type and RedTacton device (box type) for RedTacton.

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This paper investigates on how RedTacton works, mechanisms for communication with RedTacton, its Features and its broad range of application fields are explained in detail giving the comparisons with other networks.


Perhaps many of us have imagined the future as a place crawling with antennas and
emitters, due to the huge growth of wireless communications. And it\u2019s possible that this
is exactly how it will look like, but it seems that the current means of transferring data
might already have a very serious competitor, none other than the human body.
NTT Labs, the research and development wing of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone
Corporation from Japan, plans to start conducting field trials for a radical new "human
area networking" technology called RedTacton that uses the naturally-occurring electrical
fields of human skin to transmit data. RedTacton involves initiating communication with
a touch that could result in a wide range of actions in response. So, NTT combinedtouch
andaction to coin the term Tacton, and then added the wordRed -- a warm color -- to
emphasize warm and cordial communications, creating the nameRedT acton.

According to NTT Laboratories, our whole body is the perfect conductor for
electronic data, meaning that information such as music and films could be downloaded
in seconds via your elbow. NTT, the Japanese telecoms group, and the team of scientists
that invented the Red Tacton system, envisage a future in which the human body acts as a
non-stop conduit for information. Wireless networks \u2014 often hampered by intermittent
service \u2014 will eventually be replaced, NTT says, by \u201chuman area networks\u201d. The
developers are convinced that the new technology will be \u201chighly disruptive\u201d \u2014
undermining existing wireless industries and causing everyone to rethink the way that
everyday actions could be undertaken. Field tests are under way and the first commercial
appearance of Red Tacton is expected next year.

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