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Menno van Doorn
July 11, 2013

skin-tennaUsing our body as an interface, an antenna, (without camera’s like on the Kinect) is no science fiction. Microsoft Research has developed “Humantenna” that uses the human body as an antenna to pick up the electromagnetic fields – generated by power lines and electrical appliances – that fill indoor and outdoor spaces. Users wear a device that measures the signals picked up by the body and transmits them wirelessly to a computer. Seeing these kind of technologies raises the question whether there is a limit to what is possible. This second video on Human Antenna puts everything in another context. It’s 9 minutes, so probably too long as a quick information snack on our blog, but I strongly recommend to take the time to watch it. And let me know what you think. Is there a limit in interfacing with our surroundings?

About the author

Director and Trend Analyst VINT | Netherlands
Menno is Director of the Sogeti Research Institute for the Analysis of New Technology (VINT). He mixes personal life experiences with the findings of the 19 years of research done at the VINT Research Institute. Menno has co-authored many books on the impact of new technology on business and society.


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