Who knew that science and technology could bring us to a day where we could track ourselves down in terms of health and medical aid? According to a recent report, the researchers at the University of Carnegie Mellon have recently discovered ways to tract movements of the body. Apart from that, they created trackers that could also detect shape changes in the body including wrist, knee and elbows. This is could be done with the help of RFID tag arrays. RFID rays or radio frequency identification is a kind of wireless communication that consolidates the use of electrostatic or electromagnetic coupling in the radio frequency segment of the electromagnetic spectrum. This is done to identify any object, a human, or even an animal.
Clothing embedded with RFID could be used for detecting and controlling shape changes and is like the avatar changing feature in video games these days. Not only that, RFID embedded clothing is also made in a way that will command its user to sit properly or stand straight just like your personal trainer who has no offs and no holidays. Researchers state that since RFID tags can reflect back specific frequencies of the radio, it may use multiple antennas to track down its user and rather survey the locations of the users.
RFID Displaying Multiple Prospected as Game Changer of Future Wearable Devices
The function of the RFID tags depends on whether the tags are being used for tracking the body’s shape or the skeletal structure and movement. In order to track the movement of the body, RFID tags placed either in the joints, or the knees or on both sides of the elbows. It is even feasible to calculate the bend angle in a particular joint.
The interesting factor about these tracking tags is that they can change any soft surface in an environment to a touch screen. They are tangible and also water resistant, which means they can be washed as well. These tags could be incorporated into a lot of objects and may be the future alternative of wearable devices.