This is useful for sensors that cannot be deployed with a guaranteed orientation, such as those dropped from aircraft. NDSU Develops “Smart” Paper and Antennaless RFID Tags
This is more about the RFID research at North Dakota. I don’t find this comforting, either.

RFID lanyards track cancer patients through hospital

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And tracks the employees, too, if someone wants to do that. This is one of the uses of ARPHID that might be appropriate. If you are ill and being carted around the hospital, if wait times can be reduced, that may be positive. I only wonder how long before they dispense with lanyard and just embed the ARPHID in your body… *Tagging patients.

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Arphid Watch: ThingMagic, RFID, social networks

By Bruce Sterling Email Author

May 27, 2011 |

11:44 am |

Categories: Arphid Watch, Augmented Reality

*In an alternate world there’s a cyber-situation where RFID networks are huge and social networks are a relatively minor enterprise. But here’s an arphid-Facebook mashup that oughta make Katherine Albrecht grab her microphone and yell. http://rfid.thingmagic.com/rfid-blog/bid/62552/The-Engine-in-RFID

“RFID + Social Networking = Reach

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Carbon nanotube RFID labels possibly toxic, just what environment needs now

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Arphid Watch: carbon nanotube RFID labels

* By Bruce Sterling Email Author

* March 27, 2010 |

* 12:52 pm |

* Categories: Arphid Watch

*At last: cheap throwaway possibly toxic tracking labels that are both “arphids” and “buckyjunk” at the same time. http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/24852/?nlid=2850&a=f

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