Matsushita Electric Works has developed the human skin data transmission technology and started selling it to manufacturers of mesuring apparatuses including Teraoka Seikou.
Teraoka Seikou will be able to build a system for sales agents who sell, for example, meat by weight. They will wear a wrist-band that accumulates information. When a customer orders, say, ground beef, a sales agent touches a corresponding digitally-enhanced product information card. This data is transmitted through the sales agent’s skin and stored in his wristband. When he puts some ground beef on an electronic scale and touches it the data in thewrist band are transmited to the scale.
The technology can be used both for “human-human communication ” and “human-machine” communication.
From Trends RFID in Japan ITMedia News, September 13, 2004 (in Japanese; some photos)