wearable rfid

The boffins at GE are currently working on a new batch of wearable RFID sensors that are smart enough to detect airborne chemical agents. No idea on how they’re going to commercialize this though, but that’s a good problem to have (and solve down the road). Apparently, the final product can be part of a badge and worn on clothing, being fully capable of detecting chemical agents in the air even when they’re at ultra-trace concentrations. Could this help alert ordinary folks to the presence of anthrax or other poisonous gasses during a terrorist attack? Might be a tad too late then, but at least it will be able to pinpoint who was the culprit that let out a silent fart in the elevator. [Press Release]

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