Anicet Mbida 06:53, February 14, 2023
Anicet Mbida delivers to us every morning what is best in terms of innovation.
This Tuesday, he is interested in a transfer technique that relies on the conductivity of the human body.
Today's innovation should bring us closer together. This is a wireless transmission technique that requires touching to work.
Today's innovation should bring us closer together.
This is a wireless transmission technique that requires touching to work.
It's not silly, because it will be much more secure.
Imagine: you have to return 10€ to Alexandre.
Rather than going through wifi or Bluetooth -- and risking a hacker intercepting the transaction --- you start the transfer on your phone.
But it will only happen when you physically touch his hand.
In fact, it is a transfer technique that relies on the conductivity of the human body.
You have to touch or be very close (3 or 4 cm) for the data to pass.
Today is Valentine's Day.
It can also be a great flirting technique: “Are we kissing?
Like that, you send me your number…”
It is therefore a technology that should appeal to those who are very tactile.
As well as electrosensitive since there are not a lot of waves transmitted in all directions.
But if the distancing and the Covid come back, it won't work anymore!
You are right.
But the main interest is not to transmit information from person to person.
Rather, it's to connect your devices more easily to your phone.
Today, if you have headphones, earphones or a connected watch, you know that you must first pair them to your mobile.
And if you have several devices, you have to disconnect them from one, to reconnect them to the other.
While relying on the conductivity of the body, as soon as you have the headset on your head and the phone in your pocket, the connection will be made automatically.
In addition, as there is no antenna, it consumes up to 100 times less energy than with wifi or Bluetooth.
More autonomy, more security and simpler connections… These are the arguments of this technology called Wi-R and developed by the startup Ixana.
It's sort of the return of wired.
Whereas for years, we were betting everything on wireless.
Yes, even if, in this case, the thread is us, the human body.
Even if there are no waves, you still have to make sure that you don't risk getting shocked when you touch someone... You know, when you have plastic soles and it produces an electrostatic reaction.