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Wendy Beatty

Dianne Brotherson
Rachel Corron
RedTacton
Personal Area Network
Agenda
Overview
What is it?
How does it work?
Potential Applications
Gun Control
Consumer
Viability
Competitive landscape
Projections
What is RedTacton?
HAN Human Area Network the last meter
Transmits data utilizing bodys electric field
The body becomes its own Ethernet cable
High speed up to 10 mbps
Very secure
Uses a transmitter
and a receiver, or
a transceiver,
which provides
both functions

How it works
Point to
Point
Network
Transceivers
exchange
information
no server
Optical
properties of
electro-optic
crystal
varies based
on electric
field
Data received using photonic electric field sensor combined
with electro-optic crystal and laser light
Step by Step
Transmitting transceiver creates a change
in the field
Receiving transceiver recognizes the
change in the electric field
Electro-optical crystal uses laser to convert
and read the signal
Security
Requires physical contact
Must be wearing the transceiver and touching something else
with a transceiver
Less potential for wireless interference
and between other RedTacton devices
Allows for encryption and authentication
Programmable
You decide what to share with whom and what devices you
communicate with

Caveats
No military experience
Not members of the NRA
Only experience with the military and guns
is from TV and movie exposure



Staged Adoption
2008
Must-do
Develop the
technology
Staged Adoption

2009
May-do
Develop the
technology for a
high-end military
weapon
Viper tank missile

Staged Adoption
2010
May-do
Develop the
technology for
standard military
weapon
M-16

Staged Adoption
2011
May-do
Develop the
technology for
other military
equipment
Howitzer


Staged Adoption
2012
May-do
Develop the
technology police
forces



Staged Adoption
2020
May-do
Develop the
technology guns
sold in the U.S.



Other Applications
Medical
- insulin pump
Consumer
Turnstile
General Security
Swipe card
Competitive Viability
Power of Buyers v. Power of Suppliers
Power is with the device manufacturers
What is a device?
Cell phones, PDAs
Any device we wish to communicate with
Buyers may demand monetary benefit to include new
technology
New technology may require significant design changes
R&D still needed
Government, Military, or medical professionals

Competition
Bluetooth
Zigbee
IrDA
UWB
Skinplex
Verichip

Obstacles
Time & cost
Needs to gain popularity to pull instead of
push
Widespread marking campaigns and
education
Not useful unless many people adopt it

Predictions
Medical
This area has the financial resources available
for Research and Development and it also has
the potential to be beneficial to a large
percentage of the population.
Predictions
Military
If the military adopts this technology is it
likely the public would never see it.

Consumer Applications
Necessary funding for continued R&D does
not make this a likely scenario in the next
decade
Questions?