In 2004 one of my Microsoft patents was awarded for "Method and Apparatus for transmitting power and data using the human body"
From the US Patent Office Patent application published July 2009
Claim 1 " A system that facilitates reduction of wiring in connection with networking portable devices, comprising:a plurality of devices that are electrically networked together via a human body, which serves as a transmission medium for at least a subset of the devices."
Will Microsoft license this technology?
*Steve Bathiche was one of the inventors of the Microsoft Surface computer.
Drawing above done by Microsoft's lawyers for the patent.