Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Dreaming on a Toilet Seat

My Idea for a New Object Searcher Device : Find-Alarm v1.1.1

How often were you searching for something urgent like your car keys when you are leaving for the evening show movie at 6pm or that insulin shot you needed to administer to your diabetic mother on an emergency or the file you needed for the conference about to begin in your department and were not able to find it until it was too late? How many times you wished that there exist something like Google that can help us find our objects instantly? Today, Google is the first destination if one is looking for something on the net. Google has crawled into out desktops too. But isn’t it time to invent something to search physical objects in our house or office?

I was searching for my swiss knife for hours until when it struck me as to why cant we have an object searcher device that is seamlessly integrated with laptop or mobile phone and directly points to what we are searching for? I thought about it and if I were to design one, I would do it like this.

(a) There is something called RF (radio frequency) IDs tags available in the market, which acts as a tracker for objects they are tagged on. It continuously emits unique radio frequency that is tracked by the receivers. If a RF receiver tag that can sound an alarm on reception of a unique frequency RF signal, could be sufficiently miniaturized to some sticker form and manufactured in abundance, then each and every object say a swiss knife or music CD can be embedded with these tags with unique identification number and reception frequency.

(b) And then we have a transmitter that is connected to a computer and a software program that indexes each of the tags with a name and unique reception frequency of the tag that is embedded on the object. All one would need to do is to type the object name in the object searcher software, and double click on the particular object thrown up by the search results. This would send a command to the transmitter to emit a RF signal in the same frequency of the receiver of the tag embedded on the object being searched, which when received by the object RF tag, triggers the sound alarm making it easier to locate it.

(c) To avoid bandwidth problems this device can be designed to work in blue tooth frequency (unlicensed) ranges above 2.4GHz with limited transcieving ranges of 10 to 30mts so that the RF tags of same frequency can be used by millions of users 10 to 30mts apart without interference.

Will I get a venture capitalist to set up an R&D team and roll out the Find-Alarm v1.1.1 by Jan 2008? Or is a device like this is already on the drawing boards soon to be launched in the market? How to patent this idea? Or will some one atleast copy this idea of mine after reading this blog and make a device like this and ease our lives?


Suman said...
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Suman said...

Sir . This device has been invented long time back.

Take a betel leaf and appy some eyetex to it . Say "Jai Jakka Amma " three times in 8 directions . it will show you the object u are searching for and the direction .

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