Ericsson presents body controlled mobile device

With Ericsson’s newest tech developments, exchanging a business card via a handshake and opening a door through sending passwords with a touch is possible by using the human body as transmitter.

“When one person connects, his or her life changes. With everything connected our world changes,” said an Ericsson spokesperson.

The Connected Me concept is based on the human body as a wise transmission centre. The network is activated with a touch through a weak signal passing through the body with the speed of 6Mbps to 10Mbps.

Through the lowest connection operating on the system, people can measure their own body temperature, operate devices, direct information from and to web page links, pay card or cashless and open doors and boxes.

The medium speed signal enables the use of health devices on or inside the human body, exchange of business cards, play lists or other media between people and managing computer documents (for example, saving or printing). High speed transmission will be able to carry videos, interaction between devices (for example sending music to earphones) as well as engagement with other multimedia.

The smartphone is enabled with an exclusively fitted digital circuit which responds to a signal sent through the body. The circuit is kept within sync by a plate that identifies the signal it receives through “capacitive coupling”. The process entails information exchanged through the modulation of the voltage in the transmitter electrode, which picks up the codes at the receiving end through the low current signal.

This invention marks the interaction of technology and organic beings in combining the two forms of digital and behavioural communication. The redesigning of smartphones will enable the use of these features as a personal connection point.

Security features will also be more enhanced as no personal information can accessed without the action of the correct user ID as human body.

Suspicion of the health risk of this innovation was silenced by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and the World Health Organization (WHO), who endorsed the product, MSN reported.

Ericsson hosted “Connected Me” demonstrations throughout AfricaCom 2012, held in Cape Town from November 13-15.

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