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Touch Tags

One of the most difficult aspects of using Radio-Frequency Identification chips is determining what tag is being read when. By sending the energy, as well as the data, to interrogate a tag through the human body, it is possible to associate gestures with tags. This allows user interfaces to be based on manipulating tangible icons, and makes it possible to pick up the bit associated with an object at the same time you pick up its atoms.

One of the most difficult aspects of using Radio-Frequency Identification chips is determining what tag is being read when. By sending the energy, as well as the data, to interrogate a tag through the human body, it is possible to associate gestures with tags. This allows user interfaces to be based on manipulating tangible icons, and makes it possible to pick up the bit associated with an object at the same time you pick up its atoms.