rfid and special visitor tracking

Clayton H Lewis Clayton.Lewis at Colorado.EDU
Mon May 4 22:24:56 UTC 2009


good ideas!
On May 3, 2009, at 6:26 PM, Aaron Brown wrote:

> I've been an occasional follower of the Fluid Engage threads and an  
> idea just occurred to me connected with the RFID conversation.  I  
> thought I'd toss it out there in case it's of interest to anyone...
>
> I know the Fluid group has a history of special concern for  
> accessibility and a sense of responsibility to serving all  
> populations.  With that in mind, perhaps another demographic  
> element that could be usefully tracked with RFID would be tracking  
> the use of different parts of a museum space as correlated with  
> things like wheelchair travel, deafness, and blindness.  If sensors  
> are installed in non-exhibit places like wheelchair ramps and  
> elevators, for example, then the museum could track the use of  
> those conveniences and perhaps connect that data with the other  
> museum areas which were visited - How many? How far away from the  
> elevator? Was the museum explored differently by someone who did it  
> on wheels, with a walker, or with limited or no sight?
>
> Any tracking technology which can differentiate individuals would  
> suffice for this, so that rules out something like simple infrared,  
> for example, but RFID would be ideally suited.
>
> Just a thought...
>
>  - Aaron
>
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Clayton Lewis
Professor of Computer Science
Scientist in Residence, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities
University of Colorado
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