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Thursday, June 24, 2004

Bizarre - Microsoft Human Body Patent

Posing an interesting use for the human body, Microsoft has patented the "Methods and apparatus for distributing power and data to devices coupled to the human body." To simplify, Microsoft envisions the human body as a conduit to relay power and data to wearable devices. It also envisions a way to utilize the human body's natural conductivity to network devices. One example Microsoft uses in the patent is a set of earrings which keeps track of a person's heart rate or acts as speakers for a phone strapped to a user's belt. The applications for such a system could truly be endless, and might revolutionize how we design portable electronics. (More)

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