RFID continues to become an increasingly popular trend worth monitoring as its capabilities seem to be limitless at this point.  In part one of this two-part article, we have identified some of the more “interesting” ways in which people are beginning to incorporate RFID in to their daily lives.  Check out some of these cool uses of RFID. Enjoy!

Cool uses of RFIDCan’t Cook? Don’t worry, RFID can.

It isn’t a big shock that for the majority of us day laborers, our cooking skills are not on par with the Bobby Flay’s, Guy Fieri’s and  Rachel Rays of the world. On more than one occasion you may have experienced something like this. No worries though, “robotic” RFID enabled pots and pans can make the majority of us look competent in the kitchen. Check out RFID Cooking channel on youtube for more evidence.

Don’t worry; guide robots have no plans of replacing our companion guide dog counterparts. Instead, these robots are being invented and tested to guide the blind through grocery stores and serving as sudo shopping carts. Check out the space-age guide dog here. cool uses of rfid

RFID – Your Modern Day Fashionista

Dolce and Gabbana? Christian Dior? Ralph Lauren? No, RFID. RFID is now offering up fashion advice as you try on your clothes at the store.  The ‘Smart.Mirror,’ as it has been coined, uses RFID technology to detect what shoppers are trying on and to recommend other items in the store that may complement their look.

What’s that smell?

The sewer? Nope, its RFID.  In Warendorf, Germany, workers are using RFID to track the maintenance of the city's 127-mile network of sewage canals and pipes.

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Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor

April 24, 2012