Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Big Brother tracking comes to Second Life

Here is news on a new development in ever-expanding Second Life: RFID tagging in medical environments:

Students at the University of Arkansas have created a couple of full-sized hospitals inside Second Life to experiment with the use of RFID tagging in medical environments, and ride on flying cats.

The idea of the project is to see if delivery and consumption of medical supplies can be tracked around a working hospital if everything is tagged and logged by monitors placed around the building. Two hospitals have been created - one hypothetical model and one based on Washington Regional Hospital right down to the contents of shelves and storerooms. Both models include delivery equipment and allow the placement of RFID readers with limited range.

Read more at - 'Big Brother tracking comes to Second Life'


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