NTT in Japan has started to sell device that transmits data across the skin of human body and lets the user to communicate with other electronic device by just touching them. NTT considers this device called FIRMO to be useful for security purposes in companies (using it like “key”), but of course this device will have huge potential for many applications. Firmo is based on NTT’s RedTacton human area network (HAN) technology, which is designed to allow convenient human-machine data exchange through natural physical contact for example by clothing, gloves and shoes. Currently the device is very expensive (8 000 USD), but in the future the price is expected to drop when the mass customizin starts.
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