Using RFID at home

An interesting article about various uses of the RFID technology: and its associated Slashdot link.

But, I actually have a different wish from RFID. I always dreamed of some "smart" hand-held RFID scanner that could discover whatever I couldn't find for the moment. For example, let's say that I can't find my glasses in the morning. Then all I have to do is pick my scanner, select "my glasses" from the menu, and start following directions. Then I can turn the scanner there and get closer and closer, until I am in the room containing the glasses.

The scanner and sheets of RFID stickers should be available at the QFC nearby for less than $40. Eventually I should be able to buy more stickers for $5 per sheet.


P.S. A problem remains: what if I lose the scanner?  I can use two scanners and attach a RFID sticker on each one of them. That way, I can use one to find the other one 🙂

Comments (4)

  1. Or-n says:

    I’ve been thinking the same thing for a number of years. But consider this, now everytime you walk into a store they now know you have a set of glasses, a packet of asprin, and a pocket pc PDA on you. Even with the possibility of adding encryption, simply having the tags on you can allow someone to track your movements by the unique-ness of your items, Aiya…

  2. Adi Oltean says:

    Good point. I would add that RFID would be useless if it doesn’t offer 100% privacy. Right now there are in development various techniques to implement full signal encryption in the RFID chips. Otherwise it would be pretty lame if one could detect or even re-program the RFID device.

    But I know that today even cell phones don’t offer this kind of privacy so we are still far from that ideal world…

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