communicator pins!

Vocera Communications is making a system of 802.11b-based walkie-talkie type things. The communicator “badge” clips on your shirt and lets you use voice commands to connect to other badge-wearing co-workers. They’ve been tested with nurses in a few hospitals with good results.

From their website:
The Vocera Communications Badge is controlled using natural spoken language. To initiate a conversation with Jim and Mary, for example, the user would simply say, "Get me Jim and Mary."

Or you could say “Picard to Dr. Crusher: In my ready room, now!” 😉

One more piece of Star Trek technology showing up in real life .. very nifty.

( via 802.11b Networking News )