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Summary:
Believe it or not, San Diego-based RealTimeTouch says it allows real-time, instantaneous two-way physical touch to be transmitted via such wireless devices as pagers and cellphones. The touches correspond with speech in that they happen immediately, the company says. RTT's future two-way Pennant pager with GPS will let mom know where Johnny is whenever he simply gives the device a squeeze, according to company officials, and through the combination of video conferencing and RTT-enabled devices, a doctor can provide a "house call" without leaving the office. RTT currently holds pending patent rights in more than 100 countries. Further information available.

 
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SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--How many times have you spoken with someone far away and said, ``I wish I could hold your hand as you go through this?'' RealTimeTouch is ready to bring this technology into our daily lives.

Although we have the ability to communicate via videophones and telephones, we are still so distant. What's lacking?

``The communication devices available today don't allow actual, person-to-person physical touch to take place. In order to improve upon remote communications, the sense of person-to-person touch has to be added,'' said Craig Linden, founder of RealTimeTouch (RTT).

RTT allows real-time, instantaneous two-way physical touch to be transmitted via wireless devices. The touches correspond with our speech in that they happen immediately. This not only applies to cell phones and pagers, but to any RealTimeTouch-enabled device.

The Markets When asked if markets exist for his technology, Linden replied, ``Just try explaining to a grandmother in Sweden that she can hug her grandkids in America while video conferencing on the Web. I bet her reaction tells you a lot about the readiness of the marketplace.''

The public is undoubtedly ready. After the release of a recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle featuring RTT technology, the RTT Web site received over 13,000 hits within a matter of hours. A few RealTimeTouch technology applications include:

Pagers & Cellular Phones www.realtimetouch.com (Personal)

RTT's future two-way pennant pager with GPS will let mom know where Johnny is whenever he simply gives the device a squeeze.

The Medical Field www.realtimetouch.com (Healthcare)

Not feeling well? Through the combination of video conferencing and RTT-enabled devices, your doctor can provide a ``house call'' without ever leaving his office.

Public Figures www.realtimetouch.com (Entertainment)

When the Pope visits the United States, both his followers and his security personnel can take advantage of RTT technology. The Pope can remain completely safe while, at the same time, allowing those who wish, to be ``touched'' by His Holiness.

RTT currently holds pending patent rights in over 100 countries. RealTimeTouch is looking to create partnerships and licensees who will bring this next big, value-added application to the wireless marketplace. Before you know it, RealTimeTouch devices and services will become a reality. Just think... you'll be able to hug your daughter when she calls and announces, ``It's a boy!''

Contact:
RealTimeTouch
Craig Linden, 619/445-3563
info@realtimetouch.com
www.realtimetouch.com






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