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Tracking items with the touch of a glove

An intelligent glove device that can easily track tagged items as they as they are being handled has been developed.
Tracking items with the touch of a glove
In many cities, households have to pay for garbage collection according to the weight of refuse produced. Therefore a glove was developed that can automatically register the level of urban refuse collected. It records information from RFID (radio frequency identification) tags on bags when they are collected. The tag is read automatically by the glove that the sanitation worker wears. It also has the benefit of being ergonomic.

Although the technology was originally designed for tagging amounts of collected refuse, it can be easily applied to other situations where tracking and/or weighing containers is necessary. Some areas of use could include warehousing, manufacturing, logistics, transportation, airlines and agrofood. The company is seeking partners for a commercial agreement with technical assistance.
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