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Innovation News

This section includes articles about cutting-edge research, new products that could impact RFID systems and about creative uses of RFID technology.

Mackenzie Health's Innovation Unit Assesses RTLS

The 34-bed unit, created specifically for testing new technologies, has completed a yearlong pilot of hand-hygiene, patient-safety and bed-management applications, and is now exploring how to best use and permanently deploy the technology.

Innovation Case Studies

Solving NASA's Water Problem

RFID temperature sensors could make the International Space Station's Urine Processor Assembly more efficient, potentially saving millions of dollars annually.

Innovation Features

RFID's Sporting Life

Capturing performance data in real time helps athletes improve their game—and coaches and federations determine which players to back.

Innovation Editor's Notes

Missing the RFID Adoption Wave

End users and solution providers that aren't prepared for a faster pace of adoption will lose customers to competitors.

Innovation Expert Views

The IoT Will Kill the Sales Funnel

The rise of intelligent machines, the move toward subscription-based services and the growth of the sharing economy are all conspiring to impact the way companies sell products. Here's why that is a good thing.

Innovation Best Practices

Six Key Strategies for RFID Startups

Here's what entrepreneurs must do to turn their radio frequency identification inventions into commercially viable products.

Innovation How To Articles

Special Preview: "How to Choose the Right RFID System" Report—Hybrid RFID Systems

This step-by-step guide, created by RFID Journal's editors, helps companies match their particular requirements to the proper RFID system.

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    • New Internet of Things Application Enables Elderly to Live Longer Independently at Home
      Published November 2015
      Senior citizens often prefer to live at home longer since that is the environment they are used to. But if something happens to them, will they be able to alert someone and seek assistance? GreenPeak Technologies' Cees Links explains his company's solution to the problem, the Sensara Senior Lifestyle System, an IoT service application that utilizes sensors, communication and smart cloud technologies. (3 pages)
    • RFID Access Control: A Comparison of Seven Leading Technologies
      Published July 2015
      RFID-based access-control and cashless-payment systems are now standard for large-scale festivals and tech-forward, high-profile events. Such systems eliminate costs and increase revenue. But each event and solution provider is different. TourTech explains how to determine which partner is right for your unique event, and which ones to trust. This document provides a short overview of each company, along with a comparison chart and standout features. (9 pages)
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