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100 Innovative Ways To Use RFID Technology

Posted in ideas, web by aldorf on July 24, 2010

A campaign Thing Magic started this week. A company that builds embedded RFID readers and other related products.

They want to profile uses of radio frequency identification technology (RFID), outline one new use each business day for the next 100 days.

I hope Thing Magic can keep up for the next 5 month and 95 more to go. No matter how many they are on display at the end it’s a great survey of current RFID usage and a nice first look at the Internet of Things. You can follow Thing Magic on Twitter as well.

The current 5/100

  1. Hospital Inventory Control with UHF RFID – What if Your Goods Could Talk?
  2. Enhancing the Patient Experience with RFID – “It’s Like Angels Singing”
  3. The Batteryless RFID Imperative in Healthcare – Patient-Centric Applications That Are Changing the Healthcare Landscape
  4. The Next Revolution in Wireless and Mobility – How RFID and Sensing Is Automating Identification, Data Collection, and Location Systems
  5. Race Timing with RFID – How Rosie Ruiz Changed an Industry

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“LightTouch” by Light Blue Optics

Posted in ideas, Media by aldorf on January 17, 2010

Light Blue Optics just announced Light Touch. A laser projector that turns any flat surface into an auto-focused and image-adjusted 10-inch touchscreen with WVGA resolution. The Holographic Laser Projection (HLP™) is a revolution in display technology. Light Touch runs Adobe Flash Lite 3.1 and includes WiFi andBluetooth radios. 2GB of on-board storage and a battery capable of about 2-hours worth of runtime.

Texas Instruments is a leader in the market of digital light processing chips.

Watch a video of a Samsung cell phone with built in DLP™ pico projector here.

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