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Technology is making many things easier;. So far we have seen LAN MAN, WAN, INTERNET & many more here is new concept of “RED TACTON” which makes the human body as a communication network by name.... HAN(Human Area Network). Focusing on the naturalness, inevitability and sense of security conveyed by touching which we call Red tacton [Red-Warmth, T-Touch ,Acton-Action]which could let people transfer data to each other’s handhelds by means of handshake or a slap on the back. Human Area Network is an important over current wireless technologies such as Bluetooth because users can narrowly limit signal recipients rather than broadcasting to all devices within given range. Using Red tacton enable devices music from our digital audio player in your pocket would pass through your clothing and shoot over your body to headphones in your years. Instead of fiddling around with the cable to connect your digital camera to your computer you could transfer pictures just by touching the PC while the camera is around your neck and since data can pass from one body to another you could also exchange electronics business cards by shaking hands etc… Red Tacton is a new Human Area Networking technology that uses the surface of the human body as a safe, high speed network transmission path. Red Tacton uses the minute electric field emitted on the surface of the human body. Technically, it is completely distinct from wireless and infrared. A transmission path is formed at the moment a part of the human body comes in contact with a Red Tacton transceiver. Physically separating ends the contact and thus ends communication. Using Red Tacton, communication starts when terminals carried by the user or embedded in devices are linked in various combinations according to the user's natural, physical movements. Communication is possible using anybody surfaces, such as the hands, fingers, arms, feet, face, legs or torso. Red Tacton works through shoes and clothing as well.


it would excel at connecting cell phones to headsets and transmitting data from one person’s PDA to another’s. the medical field. patients wearing the device could quickly and securely transmit their medical history. if the user’s device is programmed to know that an allergy to the medicine exists. RedTacton is already positioning itself to become a ‘human swipe card’ and become the ultimate security device. so the body can use its electrical field to connect devices to networks or the internet. As mentioned before. the connection is more secure and does not slow down if many people are using the same connection. Many areas can benefit from this technology. For example. it is not. if a person wearing a RedTacton device sat at a table with RedTacton capabilities that was connected to the Internet. Device communication is where RedTacton would compete with Bluetooth. The medical field would benefit in many ways.WHAT DOES IT DO? When using a RedTacton device. While on the surface this seems similar to a wireless network connection. the laptop would immediately be connected to the internet. Also. One potential application that will be explored in depth is gun control Page15 . and the device communication field. RedTacton could target security. the person. There is a physical connection. and medicine containers could have chips embedded in them that when touched could send an alarm to the user. implanted devices could use the technology to transmit information regarding their performance to doctors. the human body effectively becomes an Ethernet cable. Since RedTacton is more secure that Bluetooth. as a wireless connection does. For example. Initially.

The photonic electric field sensor developed by NTT enables weak electric fields to be measured by detecting changes in the optical properties of an electro-optic crystal with a laser beam. The transmitter sends data by inducing fluctuations in the minute electric field on the surface of the human body. Red Tacton can achieve duplex communication over the human body at a maximum speed of 10 mbps. Red Tacton detects changes in the optical properties of an electro-optic crystal using a laser and converts the result to an electrical signal in an optical receiver circuit.HOW RED TECTON WORKS? Using a new super-sensitive photonic electric field sensor. Red Tacton relies upon the principle that the optical properties of an electro-optic crystal can vary according to the changes of a weak electric field. The Red Tacton receiver senses changes in the weak electric field on the surface of the body caused by the transmitter. The naturally occurring electric field induced on the surface of the human body dissipates into the earth. Page15 . Therefore. Data is received using a photonic electric field sensor that combines an electro-optic crystal and a laser light to detect fluctuations in the minute electric field. The Red Tacton transmitter induces a weak electric field on the surface of the body. this electric field is exceptionally faint and unstable.

transmission speed does not deteriorate in congested areas where many people are communicating at the same time . communication starts when terminals carried by the user or embedded in devices are linked in various combinations through physical contact according to the human's natural movements. TOUCH:Touching. interactive communication is possible at a maximum speed of 10Mbps. Page15 . using Red Tacton. starting or stopping equipment. walking. device drivers can be downloaded instantly and execute programs can be sent. gripping. BROADBAND & INTERACTIVE:Duplex. 2. sitting.Taking advantage of this speed. or obtaining data. Because the transmission path is on the surface of the body.FUNCTIONAL FEATURES 1. stepping and other human movements can be the triggers for unlocking or locking.

on installation locations. Page15 .3. But there is one limitation on the length of the conductor to be propagated. walls. Conductors and dielectrics may also be used in combination. and on the thickness of the dielectric to be passed through. ANY MEDIA:In addition to the human body. A communication environment can be created easily and at low-cost by using items close at hand. and metal objects. such as desks. various conductors and dielectrics can be used as transmission media.

Avoidance of risk at construction sites (an alarm sounds if special equipment is handled by anyone other than supervisors). advertising and information matching his or her attributes is automatically displayed. This technology will widely used in daily working schedule and provide convenience to people. The alarm sounds only if the user actually touches the medicine bottle. Page15 . consumers can get more in-depth. which can trigger simply by proximity. Attribute information recorded in the Red Tacton device is sent to the touched objects. reducing false alarms common with passive wireless ID tags. If the user touches the wrong medicine.PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS There are many applications of red tacton in different fields. an alarm will trigger on the terminal he is carrying. • One to one services: Enable one-to-one services tailored to the user's situation and tastes. • Elimination of human error: Red Tacton devices embedded medicine bottles transmit information on the medicines' attributes. By touching or standing in front of items they are interested in. long-term care. and childcare facilities. • Marketing applications: When a consumer stands in front of an advertising panel. The appropriate service is provided based on the attribute information received by the Red Tacton receiver. Alert and contact record at medical.

personalization data and configuration scripts can be downloaded automatically. Corresponding Red Tacton receivers are installed at security check points. mobile phones. Room temperature and lighting are customized when a switch in the living room is pressed. Users can listen to music from a Red Tacton player simply by putting on a headset or holding a viewer. • Connect to the network by putting u r laptop on the table: An electrically conductive sheet is embedded in the table. ID and privileges are recorded in a mobile Red Tacton device. A prerecorded configuration script can be embedded in a mobile terminal with built-in Red Tacton transceiver. • User verification and unlocking with just a touch: Automatic user authentication and log-in with just a touch. Using different sheet patterns enables segmentation of the table into subnets. The system can provide authentication and record who touched the device.• Personalization of mobile phones and automobiles: Digital lifestyle can be instantly personalized with just a touch. When another device with Red Tacton capabilities is touched. The PC is configured to the user's specifications simply by touching the mouse. Ad hoc networking using conductive liquid sprays is possible. eliminating construction to install electrical wiring. • Wireless head set: Red Tacton can carry music or video between headsets. A network connection is initiated simply by placing a lap-top on the table. Page15 . and when. etc. mobile devices. Your own phone number is allocated and billing commences. Walls and partitions can be used as communication media. Automatic importing of personal address book and call history.

ID is verified and the door unlocked when the user holds the doorknob normally. • Instant private data exchange: By shaking hands. Page15 . unlocking a bicycle just by sitting on it.Carrying a mobile Red Tacton-capable device in one's pocket. Automated car door lock/unlock just by touching the handle. Complicated configurations are reduced by downloading device drivers "at first touch. Secure lock administration is possible by combining personal verification tools such as fingerprint ID or other biometric in the mobile terminal. Log and verification of the person who touched the terminal. • Touch a printer to print: Print out where you want just by touching the desired printer with one hand and a PC or digital camera with the other hand to make the link. personal profile data can be exchanged between mobile terminals on the users. (Electronic exchange of business cards). Group photos taken with digital cameras are instantly transferred to individual's mobile terminal. Diagrams written on white boards during meetings are transferred to individual's mobile terminals on the spot. • Automatic access log for confidential document storage: A Red Tacton receiver in a cabinet where important documents are stored enables lock administration and keeps a record of who accessed Seat reservation management by verifying that the right person is in the right seat documents at what time.

Some additional applications are: 1. Communication inside body Red Tacton is also used for the treatment. it is not easy to explore all the applications. tumors and excrescences affected tissues and thus helps in curing different diseases. In human body. it is used to detect ailments such as abnormal growths. So. Page15 .OTHER APPLICATIONS Red Tacton has many applications. 2. Under Water Communication Red Tacton allows communication in outer space and in water where the speech constraints are very high and thus enables a highly efficient means of expression of speech which is beyond the purvey of human beings.

we can use PC Card Transceiver having both the capabilities to transmit and receive of communication speed of 10Mbps and communication method used in this is Half-duplex. TCP/IP protocol suite is used in the transceiver and interface is PCMCIA which was developed by Personal Computer Memory Card International Association. Page15 . a new USB2. In Red Tacton. Embedded Receiver (Hub Type) Receiver is used with the speed of 10 Mbps. and hard disks.PROTOTYPES A prototype is an early sample or model built to test a concept or process or to act as a thing to be replicated or learned from. The original USB could transfer data at a rate of 12Mbps (million bits per second). Protocols and communication method is same as that of PC Card Transceiver. RJ 45 is used as an interface in the embedded receiver. 3. 2. modems. Typical devices included network cards. USB Transceiver (Box Type) A type of connection between a computer and a peripheral device like a printer or a camera.0 now transfers at a rate of 480 Mbps. but the existence of a usable general standard for notebook peripherals led to many kinds of devices being made available in this form. NTT has made three types of prototypes:1. PC Card Transceiver (PC Card type) PC Card was originally designed for computer storage expansion.

. the arriving signals can be intercepted. allowing for easy connections because connectors are unnecessary.COMPARISON WITH OTHER NETWORKS The positioning of Red Tacton with respect to existing communication technologies. so security becomes an issue. Red Tacton is positioned as the last 1m solution to ultimate close-range communication. Wireless communication creates connections when signals arrive. However. transfer speed. and interactivity. which surpasses the other methods in terms of communication distance. seen from another aspect. Page15 But Red Tacton employs a proprietary electric field/photonics method. Several “human body communication” technologies using the human body as a transmission medium have been reported in the past. The focus on ubiquitous service has brought about the shortening of distances in communication.

not people around them. Page15 . Red Tacton is a big achievement given by NTT to people. It will have many future applications such as walkthrough ticket gate. Red Tacton looks remarkably like a big pot of kryptonite is said to allow over 200kbps of data through th10 human hands or feet. The system also improves security. Telecom giant Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp (NTT) is planning a commercial launch of a system to enter rooms that frees users from the trouble of rummaging in their pockets or handbags for ID cards or keys.FUTURE DEVELOPMENT Red Tacton has a wide range of unique new functional features and enormous potential as a Human Area Networking technology. and a television control that automatically chooses favourite programs. It uses technology to turn the surface of the human body itself into a means of data transmission.Data will travel through the user’s clothing. It ensures that only drivers can open their cars by touching the doors if the keys are in their pockets. a cabinet that opens only to authorized people. NTT is committed to quickly identifying and opening up those application areas with the most commercial promise for Red Tacton as shown in figure. anyone carrying a special card can unlock the door simply by touching the knob or standing on a particular spot without taking the card out. a business development process to be coordinated under NTT’s Comprehensive Producer Function program. handbag or shoes.

There are some specific applications that would appear as being ideal matches for Red Tacton-like technologies. utilizes a conversion method which takes digital data into a stream of low-power digital pulses. While it is true that similar personal area networks are already accessible by using radio.  Use of minimum amount of power (of some milli volt range)  Security is more Page15 . Receiving data in such a system is more complicated because the strength of the pulses sent through the electric field is so low. as only when you are in true proximity you can make this system work. which have a range of about 10m. These deflections are measured and converted back into electrical signals to retrieve the transmitted data . Moreover.  Data loss during transfer is less. inventor of the IBM personal networking system. body-based networking seems to allow for more natural interchanges of information between humans.According to Tom Zimmerman. These can be easily transmitted and read back through the human electric field.The issue is that with Bluetooth. body. such as Bluetooth. it is difficult to rein in the signal and restrict it to the device you are trying to connect to. which deflects light differently according to the strength of the field across it.based technologies like Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Red Tacton solves this issue by utilizing a technique called electric field photonics.based networking is more secure than broadcast systems.  Data transfer is faster and easier through this technology. or better than a broadband T1 connection. A laser is passed though an electro-optic crystal. this new wireless technology claims to be able to send data over the human skin surface at transfer speeds of up to 10Mbps. But in a busy place there could be hundreds of Bluetooth devices within range.ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES Advantages over Bluetooth: The system envisioned by NTT.  Body-based networking is more secure than broadcast systems.

 Too costly.  Widespread marketing campaigns and education. Page15 .Disadvantages:  It has no compelling applications that aren’t already available.

it could be disruptive because it is such a secure way to communicate. it may create a new market. initially. Radio swipe cards are much easier to manipulate than a RedTacton human swipe card. have to potential to disrupt the Bluetooth market. It does. however. CONCLUSION Page15 . If security applications take off. to be so similar to technologies that are already available. Also. adoption could be slow since Bluetooth and other radio technologies are already entrenched. it is essentially useless. the biggest hurdle will be convincing consumers that the product is worth the premium that will be charged because it seems. They will also need to find partners to share in the cost of development. it will be comparatively expensive. particularly in the military field. On the medical side. RedTacton will become more valuable as it is adopted. however. Like those products.OBSTACLES While RedTacton may be a superior technology. on the surface. Explaining why it is more secure and more efficient could be a challenge. If there is nothing for a person’s RedTacton device to talk to. it maybe years before the technology becomes available to consumers. As far as security applications are concerned. Again. Management will need to seriously consider how it will be marketed and hire excellent marketing people to promote the product. since it is more secure and works at much higher speeds.

There is no any type of problem of hackers as our body itself is the transmission media. Today main issue is speed. it is solved by Red Tacton by providing very high speed of 10 Mbps within short distances. This could get as simple as two people equipped with Red Tacton devices being able to exchange data such as text files as well as business cards just by shaking hands. The evolution of Red Tacton technology is a big achievement. medical application. It is best to connect network within short distances. Page15 . security applications. .The performance of Red Tacton is better as compared to other technologies. which will likely be targeted for use in applications such as wireless headset. wireless transmission by applying different actions.