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Dynamically-generated, interactive map with embedded RFID and OLED technology for use with wireless sensor networks

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000201627D
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-16
Document File: 1 page(s) / 23K

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Abstract

Developments in RFID, GPS, Mapping and Sensor technology have opened the door to generating maps dynamically from tagged locations/assets (See the HAMMER invention http://www.rfidjournal.com/article/view/3263/) . Developments are also underway to create robots and other mobile techologies that can navigate to locations based on RFID signals (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/login.jsp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fiel5%2F19%2F4407674%2F04490182.pdf%3Farnumber%3D4490182&authDecision=-203). In addition to these innovations, there are also developments in the production of RFID tags and Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) that are paving the way for these technologies to be embedded in organic materials such as paper. The smart, interactive map combines these technological advances to provide a dynamically-generated, printed map based on the configuration of a wireless sensor network. The printed map contains embedded RFID and OLED technology that establishes a communication channel between the map and physical, RFID-tagged locations in the networked environment. Depending on the configuration of network and the RFID and OLED technology embedded in the map, map bearers can be tracked, or they can use the map to navigate interactively within the networked environment. This invention can provide smart maps to users without access to GPS devices and makes maps accessible to audiences with different language or map reading capabilities by providing lights or sounds to guide them. Facility administrators can use the smart, interactive map invention to provide printed maps of dynamic environments where services and facilities are frequently added or relocated at the last minute.

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Dynamically-generated, interactive map with embedded RFID and OLED technology for use with wireless sensor networks

Developments in RFID, GPS, Mapping and Sensor technology have opened the door to generating maps dynamically from tagged locations/assets (See the HAMMER invention http://www.rfidjournal.com/article/view/3263/) . Developments are also underway to create robots and other mobile techologies that can navigate to locations based on RFID signals (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/login.

jsp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fiel5%2F19%2F4

407674%2F04490182.pdf%3Farnumber%3D4490182&authDecision=-203). In addition to these innovations, there are also developments in the production of RFID tags and Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) that are paving the way for these technologies to be embedded in organic materials such as paper.

The smart, interactive map combines these technological advances to provide a dynamically-generated, printed map based on the configuration of a wireless sensor network. The printed map contains embedded RFID and OLED technology that establishes a communication channel between the map and physical, RFID-tagged locations in the networked environment. Depending on the configuration of network and the RFID and OLED technology embedded in the map, map bearers can be tracked, or they can use the map to navigate interactively within the networked environment. This invention can provide smart maps to users without access to GPS devices and makes maps accessible to audiences with different language or map reading capabilities by providing...