Friday, April 14, 2006

Runners' bar codes help health, safety officials at big events

Caught this write up in yesterday's Boston Globe via the AP on how the bar code runner's tag will be used to track any runner who leaves the course to be treated for any medical problem. Previous years, if you left the course, you were effectively lost to the tracking of the system on the course itself.

This year, the organizers have distributed bar code scanners to the emergency personnel who will scan any one they treat and enable tracking of the runners when they are off the course.

Family and friends will appreciate knowing where their runners are.

Using the system will help prepare for a large emergency.

Sounds like a win-win to me.

Read the article here.


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