Japan takes sensor networks to the next level

Apparently next year will see the debut of a new project in Japan to set up a wireless zone on one of its islands that will include sensor networks using IC tags (RFID-based) to monitor residents’ health, pedestrian movements, and even the movements of fresh produce. No word yet on how the tags will be used to monitor people participating in the project. Although the location for the wireless zone has not been decided yet, it will most likely be northern Hokkaido or an island in the Okinawa chain.

Via Textually.org and NationalNine News


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