Smart Badges For Better Meetings

from the my-pocket-will-speak-to-your-pocket dept

Roland Piquepaille writes “In an article to appear on November 15, the New Scientist tells us that the 500 attendants of the last Pop!Tech conference were carrying intelligent badges to put around their necks. EurekAlert! has released a preview of this article, “Hello, will you be my friend?” These nTAGs, distributed by the nTAG Interactive company, contained personal details about their wearers. And as the nTags can communicate with each other via infrared links, they are able to send alerts when they see a good match between two owners. This doesn’t come up cheap: expect $40 to $100 per badge per day, depending on the event. More details and references are available on my blog which also includes pictures. “

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