Kiss and tell
 
Your body could replace Bluetooth as the new data transfer format of choice. Paul Rubens reports

Thursday March 17, 2005
The Guardian


The following correction was printed in the Guardian's Corrections and clarifications column, Monday March 28, 2005

We said below that Tom Zimmerman had invented the original IBM system for transferring data via the body. IBM has asked us to point out that Mr Zimmerman developed the systems known as personal area networks with Neil Gershenfeld at the MIT Media Lab and continued working on them at IBM.

Your body could soon be the backbone of a broadband personal data network linking your mobile phone or MP3 player to a cordless headset, your digital camera to a PC or printer, and all the gadgets you carry around to each other.

These personal area networks are already possible using radio-based technologies, such as Wi-Fi or

 
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