Communicating Armband: The New Business Card?

Posted: Jun 21 2006, 3:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 5:49pm CDT, in Portable Devices


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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.

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