RFID technology has been in use for some time to track athletes at events like the Boston Marathon and at other major sporting events like the World Cup. RFID technology went Hollywood on Monday night when Steve McGarrett and his sidekick Danno relied on RFID to track a team of criminals in this week’s episode of Hawaii Five-O.
Turns out some of the RFID-tagged athletes in a triathlon were up to more than competing. Check out the link to the show here, and advance to the 35th minute to view the RFID mention. Cool stuff!
The LA Marathon and the Seattle Rock & Roll marathon both used RFID systems from Impinj to track runners at last year’s races. More than 25,00 runners were tracked at more than 18 points along the course, utilizing Impinj Speedway® readers and Threshold reader antennas. All runners wore ChronoTrack “D-tags,” powered by Impinj’s Monza™ tag chip and UPM Raflatac’s DogBone tag antenna.