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RFID for WHAT? 101 Innovative Ways to Use Radio Frequency Identification—Part 2: Sports and Fitness

From supporting Olympians to locating golf balls.
By John Edwards
Aug 01, 2011Presented below is part two of an 11-part series examining the use of radio frequency identification for unexpected applications. In this chapter, we consider RFID's use in the world of athletics.

11. Working Out
Curves International features an automated personal-training system that provides members with immediate feedback during training. An electronic device containing an RFID reader is mounted on each piece of equipment in the circuit, and members wear RFID-embedded wristbands to activate the system. Two health clubs in Turkey employ an RFID system that lets members gain entrance, purchase food and gear, secure their lockers and track their workouts. (See RFID Pumps Up Women's Workouts and RFID Helps Turkish Gym-Goers Get Fit.)

12. Saving Lives
A satellite-based RFID system that includes speed and temperature sensors not only gives fans a near-real-time view of Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, it also helps rescue mushers who get into trouble. (See Tracking System Is a Lifesaver in World's Toughest Race.)

13. Preventing Heatstroke
High-school football teams in Atlanta wear helmets containing built-in RFID-enabled heat sensors, which transmit a player's body temperature to coaches and trainers on the field. The system can detect heatstroke symptoms before the dangerous condition occurs. (See Georgia High School Football Teams Put RFID Into Play.)
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