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#156509 - 25th May 2007 9:18pm Wifi Tracking
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Wireless tracking systems could be used to protect patients in hospitals and students on campuses, backers of the technology said.
The combination of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags and wi-fi allows real-time tracking of objects or people inside a wireless network.

Angelo Lamme, from Motorola, said tracking students on a campus could help during a fire or an emergency.

"You would know where your people are at any given moment," he said.

Marcus Birkl, head of wireless at Siemens, said location tracking of assets or people was one of the biggest incentives for companies, hospitals and education institutions to roll out wi-fi networks.

Tis a good idea in principle, but will be heavily abused imho.

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#156511 - 25th May 2007 9:41pm Re: Wifi Tracking [Re: MattLFC]
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Tis a good idea in principle, but will be heavily abused imho.


Exactly what I think.
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#156513 - 25th May 2007 10:19pm Re: Wifi Tracking [Re: BMW Joe]
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With Baby Madline on the missing list there is a company doing what you would call a Baby tag.

It had mixed reviews.

It worked on the basis of going out of range.
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#156514 - 25th May 2007 10:21pm Re: Wifi Tracking [Re: Mark]
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Yeah, saw this on the BBC News.

The majority of parents backed the idea provided it isnt missused
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