This summer, for the first time in the company history, Nordic ID will participate in the Housing Fair Finland Co-op, which will be held in Vuores, Tampere between July 13th and August 12th.
The Housing Fair Finland Co-op (Suomen Asuntomessut) is one of
the largest open air events in the country and it reaches out to
all prospective house owners and renovators. Nordic ID will present
their vision of the "Wardrobe of the Future" which is a part of
Tampere University of Technology's WAPS project. The whole project
aims to develop fast adoption of Wireless Sensor Networks
The Wardrobe of the Future presents an Asset Tracking System
based on RFID technology. The demo application at the fair provides
an overview of the contents of the wardrobe and the laundry basket.
With fixed RFID readers it is possible to track the movement of
clothes between the two different locations: the wardrobe and the
laundry basket. Both of these locations have integrated RFID reader
antennas: the wardrobe has two antennas and the laundry basket one.
Each garment is equipped with an RFID tag that contains an
individual code. The codes and the movement of garments are saved
in a database on the Internet. With the application it is possible
to find out the past and present locations of a garment, as well as
the time the garment has arrived to the location.
This application depicts a future where a "smart wardrobe"
bought in a shop might already have RFID readers and a tablet
display ready-installed. In the future "smart laundry baskets"
would be equipped with RFID readers and the garments would be
tagged already in the production phase. To see the idea behind the
application, read Sini Syrjälä's blog post:
The Wardrobe of the Future solution will be found at the
Tekes-tulevaisuushalli (Tekes Hall of the Future).
Sini Syrjälä and Ari Pöyhönen will be representing Nordic ID
during the Media day, July 12th, and on the Fair Opening day, July