Entrepreneur magazine has a story about using wearable tech to study the movement of bees. Scientists in Australia, studying Colony Collapse Disorder, are apparently attaching teeny-tiny RFID tags to the backs of bees and using a kind of EZPass technology to see where they go. (We’ve got a friend who spent a few years tagging penguins in Antarctica to track migration and weight, but penguins <> bees.)
Our first question — how do you get an RFID tag onto a bee? — is mercifully answered:
The bees are actually refrigerated for a short time, which puts them in a state of rest, essentially sending them into hibernation long enough for the sensors to be affixed to their backs with adhesive.
And, as the story notes, can a GoPro be far behind?