Every day, more and more physical items–including apparel, pharmaceuticals, packages, automotive parts, and even golf balls–are connected to the Internet by digital identifiers enabled by technologies like RAIN RFID. The digital identifier is a universally unique number that acts like an address to that item’s digital twin, linking the physical item to the digital world.
To realize this future, we must deliver a web resolver that links the unique digital identifier associated with the physical item to its digital twin in the cloud. The digital twin includes more information about the item including its history and ownership. A visionary example of what we’d like to achieve with the Internet of Things (IoT) is the Internet itself. IEEE is seeking innovative ideas for a web resolver to enable the next era of digital item ownership.
Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 7 p.m. EEST, May 31, 2022.