RFID In Soccer Balls

As people continue to worry about how RFID chips are going to be used in stores and other retail environments, it doesn’t mean people can’t push forward with other uses of the technology. Smart Mobs has a translation of a German article talking about the use of RFID chips in soccer balls to track the exact location of the ball. The article discusses how it can be useful in determining whether or not a goal was really scored – but (perhaps more importantly) can also provide useful information for fans. Imagine being able to take that data and create a web based system that shows someone who can’t watch the game live exactly where the ball is as it’s happening.

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