Misplaced your defibrillator again? Can't find the dog? Trying to keep track of your warehouse's forklifts?
An Irish chip designer called DecaWave has announced its first chip, the ScenSor DW1000, designed to let customers locate objects indoors with a precision of 10 centimeters, or about 4 inches. The devices uses the IEEE 802.15.4a wireless communication standard to pinpoint the location of medical equipment, pets, or other items.
The chips should cost about $2 to $3 in volume -- perhaps too expensive for attaching to a fob so you don't lose your keys, but justifiable for … Read more