The Japanese government plans to set up a ?ubiquitous special zone? which will be used to test mobile web applications and see what sort of consumer-friendly technologies can be developed in such a network, reports Japan Economic Newswire. Examples given in the article include:
--Produce will carry IC tags that phones will be able to read, allowing people will be able to check the names of producers and how the produce has been grown.
--Sensors will monitor pedestrian movements and send data to onboard terminals in cars to control their speed in an effort to prevent traffic accidents.
--Senior citizens living by themselves will have sensors checking their blood pressure and pulse data which will be constantly sent to hospitals, allowing doctors to take action if there is a problem.