Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek

Trending

Filed under: News | Portable Devices

 

Communicating Armband: The New Business Card?

Jun 21 2006, 3:00am CDT | by

Communicating Armband: The New Business Card?
 
 

Everyone's been in the position where you leave for a business trip but forget to take your business cards with you (at least I hope I'm not the only one). So the geniuses over at MIT have developed the iBand, a "wearable device for handshake-augmented interpersonal information exchange".

The idea is, if two people are wearing the armbands and have a one-to-one contact (e.g. shake hands), each person's information is transmitted via infa-red and stored for later viewing.There's a snazzy LED display on the armbad, which displays your own personal logo that you create on the linked computer software. You also use the software to set how much information you want to be shared with others. The point of having logos is to more easily organize the data you've collected from handshakes. To see a person's data, you link the armband back to the software.

Obviously I think that if this concept makes its way into the world, it would be most useful in business settings. I can just picture a CES show where everyone's wearing one of these and no business cards are being exchanged.

iBand Site. Via Me, My Coke, & I.

Report Published by: Mark Raby

iPad Air Giveaway. Win a free iPad Air.

You Might Also Like

Updates

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Miley Cyrus and the Homeless Man she is out to Defend
Miley Cyrus and the homeless man she brought along with her to the VMAs, has an arrest warrant in his name in Oregon. Yet she is out to defend him.
 
 
Samsung introduces the Gear S, a smartwatch that can make calls
Samsung introduces the Gear S, a smartwatch that can make calls
The main selling point of the Gear S is its 3G connectivity, making it capable of doing calls.
 
 
Charlize Theron answers a Few Questions
Charlize Theron answers a Few Questions
The acclaimed Hollywood actress, Charlize Theron recently sat down for an interview in which she answered a few questions.
 
 
Apple&#039;s first wearable to debut next month, says report
Apple's first wearable to debut next month, says report
Apple's smartwatch will tap on the nifty capabilities of HealthKit, its health and fitness platform, as well as HomeKit, a software for the connected home.
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind

The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.

The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.

Read more about The Geek Mind.