An Open Source, Tizen-based Educational Platform, using Near Field Communication Technology (NFC)
Date & Time
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 9:55 AM - 10:35 AM
Qirfiraz Siddiqui
The educational platform is one of the embodiment in my USPTO patent no. US 9071287 B2 Titled: Near field communication (NFC) educational device and application. The example embodiment is a board that includes an array of active NFC antennas in the base of the board. The locations on the board are also place markers, and there are active NFC readers installed at the corners of the board. These readers may be active and may include battery power. The positions within the board may be calibrated with the readers so the instructional objects may be identified via its NFC tag (passive or active) based on a power estimation measurement and/or interpolation calculation between the plurality of readers. The number of NFC tag readers may be one, two, three, four, eight, etc., and may use any known algorithm to estimate the power of the NFC tag in the game piece so the exact position may be estimated based on the relative power strength as measured by the active readers (e.g., triangulation, time difference of arrival (TDOA), etc.). Identification of instructional objects, as well as the relative “micro-location” of the objects are used to select/initiate instructional content to teach the user about combinations (e.g., multiplication tables, chemical compounds, words, etc.). For example, if it is detected that the letters “A”, “R” and “T” are present on the board, the computer application associated with the NFC readable tags in the three letters may detect their presence and position. The application may then generate different results to teach the user that the three letters may be used to spell three totally different words. Another example would include chemical elements that may be included to generate compounds used to teach the user about chemistry. For example, when a user takes two hydrogen tags and places them on the board with one oxygen tag, the combination would trigger a lesson about H2O or water. The NFC reader antenna board may be referred to as a NifCell board where all the embedded tags are active antennas actively identifying the tags that are placed on its surface to provide an educational lesson via preprogrammed software and hardware. The passive tag placed on the board will result in the underlying electronic circuitry (i.e., NifCells ) identifying the tag and its exact position on the board with respect to the tag(s) it is nearest or with the assistance of the corner readers.
Location Name
Franciscan ABC
Full Address
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, California 94102
United States
Session Type
Breakout Session
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