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How ChronoTrack B-Tags Work

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Author's Note
Senior Staff Writer Robert Lamb
Senior Staff Writer Robert Lamb
HowStuffWorks 2009

At this point in my life, I haven't really given running a proper go. I've always been more of a swimmer and, more recently, a yoga enthusiast. But a number of my HowStuffWorks co-workers are passionate runners, so I can see the appeal. They run in packs – sometimes from zombies, sometimes dressed as Disney princesses – and they always return home with a story or two.

Maybe I'll get into running eventually, but until that time I'm waiting for ChronoTrack to develop a RFID system that evaluates my hand positions during down dog and corrects me when my pigeon pose isn't optimal. Y-tag, anyone?

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  • Guy, Sandra. "How the Chicago Marathon chips track runners." Chicago Sun Times. Oct. 6, 2011. (June 14, 2012) http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/8049332-418/how-the-chicago-marathon-chips-track-runners.html
  • Pique, Stephane. "The Truth About RFID Read Rates." RFiD Journal. May 7, 2012. (June 21, 2012) http://www.rfidjournal.com/article/view/9475
  • "Timing Through Time." The Pacific Northwest Inlander. May 2, 2012. (June 14, 2012) http://www.inlander.com/spokane/article-17891-timing-through-time.html

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