Government need a
cheap, quick, easy way to assess disaster damages? Well, what's cheap, quick, easy, and wireless? You guessed it: RFID
. Apparently the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and
Communications (MIC) wants to rain heat, infrared, and vibration sensing RFID tags from choppers onto disaster sites
creating a RFID-mesh network, of sorts. Apparently a mere 10,000 sensors could survey an area as broad as a large
airport, and even at a very costly buck a pop, it still weighs in as an extremely cost-effective method of assessing
damages and finding survivors.
[Via RFID in