Monday, July 10, 2006

Hewlett Packard Shows Off PWC With CoolTown

From Technology INQ HP shows off "cool" new technology

The application of RFID, as it was demonstrated, is not limited to tracking containers or products within a warehouse.

HP showed it can be integrated into a patient tag and store information. The next time a nurse checks on a patient, she would only need an RFID-powered device to download the information from the tag.

From their website:

Websigns are a new way of linking users from physical locations to online resources and services. There will need to be a physical world hyperlink though.

Using a handheld computer, cellular phone or other device, users can get information on the Web related to physical structures and objects in the immediate vicinity -- the time of the next train, the location of the nearest police station, a restaurant's menu or even a message left by someone who recently visited that location.

"What we're trying to do is untether you from the PC and connect you to e-services in your physical environment," says researcher Salil Pradhan
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1 comment:

Ron said...

They are working on this since 2001 !