Disney Research Creates RFID Tags High-Tech, Wireless & Sensory Game Controllers [WATCH]


The research team headed by Disney researchers with Carnegie Mellon and MIT has figured out a way to boost the speed and accuracy of monitoring wireless and non-battery RFID tags. They have used the finding to make interactive objects that would not need power source, as well as wireless pong controllers using an edition of the tech inside Disney's RFID-powered MagicBands.

The discovery reults published as "RapID: A Framework for Fabricating Low-Latency Interactive Objects with RFID Tags," says that the system features more interesting latent functions for the inactive RFID system that depends on the control of an external drive. The RapID structure lessens the lag time from two seconds up to an effective 200 milliseconds. RapID is also pronounced as "rapid."

The type of RFID tag used in the discovery is the kind which is powered exclusively by radio frequencies emitted by the external reader. Proven by earlier researchs, RFID tags could track inputs like a person's touch; either the object was rendering conductive or dialectic materials. Which can also be either the moved object was in motion or not. Meanwhile, a significant time setback could be a problem which will require the tracking of objects accurately, Tech Crunch said in a report.

These low powered signals produced by RFID tags required multiple readings. These results impractically delay of up to two minutes. However the researchers from Disney combined a Monte Carlo-based sampling and method probabilistic modeling to transport readings with distinctive delays of 200 milliseconds. The method can also determine if a tag is covered and its travelling speed, Tech Crunch added.

Aside from allowing the researchers to display some interesting applications, the RapID system could direct to all manner of economically-produced interactive toys. These functions could also be integrated in smart books as it has been an unpowered music synthesizer and interactive wood-block tic-tac-toe game, the report quipped.


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