Monday, February 16, 2015

WiFi Sheep

I read this article and thought it was quite interesting....I put it below but here is the link
A group of university boffins are planning on turning sheep into mobile WiFi hotspots. Metro reports that Professor Gordon Blair and his team from Lancaster University plan to fit sheep with collars to track their movements, and add sensors to river banks to measure erosion.
They hope this will provide valuable information about the countryside, and say these electrical devices could be used as WiFi spots.
"The possibilities are limitless," said Professor Blair.
"Cities have been the focus of much of the boom in this type of technology - it has been used to keep traffic flowing on our roads, monitor air pollution and even help us find a parking spot.
"But the countryside faces challenges of its own, from subtle environmental changes to catastrophic events such as flooding."
The collars worn by the sheep will be able to transmit data up to 5km, making them perfect emergency WiFi hotspots for lost walkers

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