Mathieu Hoffmann: The IoT Requires Manpower. When Will We Automate It?
7/08/2021 – 10:38
Recently, The Sustainability Consortium, in conjunction with Arizona State University, published a study on the feasibility of using digital tags to track clothing throughout its lifecycle. The goal was to promote more sustainable production and consumption through better information about products’ durability, longevity, repairability and reuse.
The consortium found that digital tags in clothing — near-field communication (NFC), QR codes, radio frequency identification (RFID) and Bluetooth tags — could in fact have a positive effect, and that consumers would find value in accessing data from tagged clothes, such as whether the items were authentic or where they were manufactured.