With the same memory capacity as the BBC Micro and based on Radio Frequency ID (RFID) technology, researchers have developed a paper board computer with 32kb of memory and basic processing and communication capabilities.
The device has many applications in data collection and processing – self-tracking courier packages, passports, pharmaceutical dosing, interactive books … the list is endless. As it incorporates a high standard of encryption, transactions with the device can be secure and authenticated. Current projects for the Cypak computer include providing tamper-proof packaging for the Swedish Post Office and pharmaceutical monitoring with a Swedish university.
The computer is based on “printed” sensors and can be incorporated in a wide range of products, and is priced at about US$1.