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Bluetooth person tracker

A computerized building map that tracks people's location
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This would be for tracking individuals in a large building, such as a corporation. Each person wears a bluetooth ID badge. Bluetooth sensors are mounted on each doorway, and in the center of a room on the ceiling. A central database keeps track of movements and and out of rooms. That way you can always tell where someone is if you need them. Combine with a group ware calendar, and you can see if someone is actually in their meeting, on the phone, etc.
lawpoop, Jul 16 2003

(?) IBM & Steelcase's "BlueSpace" project http://www.research.ibm.com/bluespace/
[krelnik, Oct 04 2004]

ActiveWave RFID badges http://www.activewa...ions_id_badges.html
[krelnik, Oct 04 2004]


       As if we don't have enough surveillance in our lives. No thanks.[-] But I'd take one if it was just for the Boss, so we'd all know when to look like we're working.
oxen crossing, Jul 16 2003

       A number of vendors have built prototype systems like this, see links.
krelnik, Jul 16 2003

       And your employer is which agency of which government? This one's too scary for me - too much like the retina readings in "Minority Report."
babyboomer, Apr 25 2004

       I would be very nervous all day. I'm already afraid every second I'm going set off my boss and get them fired, I'd rather them not be able to see where I am all day long.
toodayistheeday, Apr 25 2004

       Check out www.ubisense.com - they're doing exactly this with Ultrawideband, which is well-suited to location-tracking
pshannon, Apr 28 2004


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