October 25th, 2010

bswing

Never Lose Bag

Last night, I had to make a 20 minute trip to retrieve a battery charger that I had left behind at Cafe Cocomo. So I've been thinking about a "Never Lose" bag. Here's how I envision it working:

1. Chip the items of importance to you with an RFID tag.
2. Add a solar-powered RFID reader to the lining of the bag, with external indicator lights.
3. After filling the bag with your stuff, press a button to tell the bag "This is all the stuff that should be in the bag". The bag then reads all the chips in the bag, and stores them in memory.
4. Later, you can tell if you've put everything back in the bag by looking at the indicator lights. If the light is green, everything you initially packed is in the bag. If the light is red, you're still missing something.

Anyone know if this exists?

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