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.
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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.