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I did my Masters Thesis work at the MIT Media Lab with my advisor Neil Gershenfeld, finished in June 1995. We also filed and had issued US Patent 5914701 "Non-contact system for sensing and signalling by externally induced intra-body currents", Abstract: Wireless apparatus with transmitter and receiver coupled through user detects current which flows through circuitry to electrode which is asymmetrically coupled to ground so as to recover data from it. Along with several follow-up patents. Regards, Tom Zimmerman, IBM Almaden Research Center tzim@almaden.ibm.com

Microchip Implants[edit]

I heard someone on the radio talking about how the PAN concept was based around a microchip implanted in the user for the purposes of identification. For a sort of an ID to auto-login to a device when the user touches a it. Also when two people shake hands their networks could bridge, allowing for the automatic exchange of data. This radio personality also said that Microsoft owns many patents relating to microchip implants and PAN technology. Is there more information about any of this? --Zerothis 01:04, 31 August 2006 (UTC)...._...

Computer Area Network??[edit]

A Personal Area Network is not specifically designed for just computer use, it for any device to use around one's person (such as a walkman communicating to headphones). I recommend changing the term computer devices to electronic devices. -MrLaister 24/04/07 its the top network out there that a person can use personally — Preceding unsigned comment added by 197.89.209.79 (talk) 08:15, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

Pan networks in relation to other types of networks[edit]

I have been doing a research assignment all semester for my telecommunications class. I was thinking that a section on Pan networks in relation to other types of networks I.E. Wan, Lan, and Man networks could be beneficial. I'm not to sure how to attach an image but there is one that i found that could be of some use. It's basically a graphic of how Pan networks stack up against other networks. Just an idea. I've also included my references below so that you can look for yourselves. .


The first reference has the graphics.

References -


Works Cited

5. Bisdikian, Chatschik, Pravin Bhagwat, and Nuda Golmie. "Wireless Personal Networks." Sept.-Oct. 2001. Web. 30 Nov. 2011. <http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=00953228&tag=1>.

6. "Introduction to Wireless - Wireless Standards." RFID & GPS Tracking and Locator Systems. Web. 30 Nov. 2011. <http://www.rfidc.com/docs/introductiontowireless_standards.htm>.


7. Lau, H.K. "High-speed Wireless Personal Area Networks: An Application Of Uwb Technologies | InTechOpen." Free Academic Open Access Books, Journals and Research Papers | InTechOpen. Web. 30 Nov. 2011. <http://www.intechopen.com/articles/show/title/high-speed-wireless-personal-area-networks-an-application-of-uwb-technologies>.

8. "What Is WPAN (wireless Personal Area Network)? - Definition from Whatis.com." Mobile Computing Information, News and Tips - SearchMobileComputing.com. July 2002. Web. 30 Nov. 2011. <http://searchmobilecomputing.techtarget.com/definition/WPAN>.


9. "WPAN (Wireless Personal Area Network) | Kioskea.net." Kioskea - Computing Community. Web. 30 Nov. 2011. <http://en.kioskea.net/contents/wireless/wpan.php3>. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dean2cool4u (talkcontribs) 03:04, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Well you can't just lift someone else's picture and put it in Wikipedia due to copyright law. But you may be able to draw it yourself in a drawing package. Use your own creativity and don't slavishly copy the other work. Once you have the image as a .svg or .png format you can upload it at commons:Special:UploadWizard. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 10:29, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Protocols or Standards for PAN (not Wireless)[edit]

I am seeing no references to the standards or protocols that "PAN" relies on. The article is too heavily weighted in describing WPAN and radio technologies that can be used to carry PAN. "PAN" should probably operate over most any connection, even persons banging rocks together. The wireless carrier is a distractor and has moved the focus away from what PAN is. Stephen Charles Thompson (talk) 18:15, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Skinplex[edit]

The Skinplex section under WPAN does not describe how it incorporates PAN or WPAN. From viewing the posted external link, it appears to be a near-field sensor and not an actual 802.15 data bus. It also appears to be a commercial plug or advertisement. This may be related to Body area network IEEE 802.15.6 but it is unclear. If so, the section should be retitled as "Body Area Network" and possibly with Skinplex added as an example. Stephen Charles Thompson (talk) 19:18, 9 December 2011 (UTC)