NTT DoCoMo Aims To Make Phone Swiping Obsolete
Using mobile phones to pay for goods electronically is common in Japan, the world’s biggest market of third-generation (3G) mobile users, where phones are swiped at ticket gates or vending machines to pay for train fares or drinks.
DoComo’s prototype cellphone, unveiled on Tuesday, would allow you to do all that without taking it out of your pocket.
The phone, which uses a sensor made by start-up Kaiser Technology Co., sends electric signals through the human body to transmit data, enabling electronic payments or data transfer at the touch of a finger.
[Full Story at the Globe and Mail]