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Schools in China Track Students With GPS-Enabled 'Smart' Uniforms


A student models a smart school uniform.

Students at 11 schools in the Chinese province of Guizhou are wearing "smart uniforms" with built-in computer chips that monitor their movement and behavior.

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Students at 11 schools in the Chinese province of Guizhou are wearing "smart uniforms" incorporating computer chips to ensure they are attending classes and behaving properly.

The uniforms, developed by the local company Guizhou Guanyu Technology, are outfitted with global positioning system devices to track the wearer's location, as well as equipment that triggers alarms if a student leaves the building or dozes off in class.

The chips also let parents monitor what items their children purchase at school and set spending limits via a mobile app.

Facial-recognition scanners on school doors match the chips with the correct student so wearers cannot swap uniforms.

The chips are embedded within the shoulders of the uniforms, and designed to withstand up to 500 washes and temperatures of 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

From Fast Company
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