Digital wristbands could debut at UK festivals in 2012
Tim Clark16 January 2012
Thinking of heading to a festival this year? We certainly are – however according to the BBC we may get a new type of bangle slapped on our wrist this summer if predictions of a digital wristband come to fruition.
The first microchipped wristbands, which have been launched by Intellitix, have been trialled at a major event in Europe and could make their debut this year on the summer festival scene.
The new wristbands promise to help wipe out ticket fraud and touting, and can even be loaded up with cash to help pay for drinks and goods at the festival itself.
Glastonbury’s Michael Eavis said the bands look like ‘an incredible system', but did highlight concerns about the further commercialisation of festivals.
Speaking to the BBC Eavis said: “It does look as though it's something better than what we're doing at the moment.
"[However] I don't want to take people into a land they don't want to go into. And using information about people, I wouldn't be happy about that."
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