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  • Japanese Hospitals, Stores Deploy RFID Smart Shelves

    Teijin's 2D communication sheets provide a real-time view into when products are stocked on shelves on which the sheets are mounted, and when they are removed.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Stora Enso, Atos partner on sustainable automated retail solutions; PragmatIC, Schreiner MediPharm team up for smart labels; Understory, MSI GuaranteedWeather intro weather sensor for auto insurance; Altair Semiconductor unveils automotive IoT chipset; the Industrial Internet Consortium updates its IIoT technical report; PT Next acquires RFID software company CodeNameWhat; Triax Technologies, Skanska to co-present at Autodesk University on IoT systems.

  • Zebra Survey Shows Security, Management Planning Driving IoT Growth

    The company's 2019 "Intelligent Enterprise Index" finds greater planning is taking place among Internet of Things adopters in retail, manufacturing, health care and logistics to ensure that systems are secure and that data can be potentially shared with partners.

  • IoT Technology Helps Diabetic Patients Share Data

    Brighter AB's Actiste system, being piloted in the United Arab Emirates, tests glucose levels and administers insulin with a single device, then saves the related data and forwards it to authorized parties, such as doctors and family members.

  • RFID Company's Acquisition Combines BLE With UHF for Assisted Living, Hospitals

    Quake Global has purchased Skynet, a health-care technology company that provides Bluetooth Mesh systems, so that both active and passive location technologies can be combined to manage assets, patients and staff members for operational improvements.

  • IoT in Health Care Webinar: View the Presentation

    Last week, RFID Journal hosted a webinar with HID Global. The video and slides from that webinar are now available online.

  • NFC Enables Helmets to Store and Share Health Data

    POC Sports' new cycle and ski helmets will include a built-in Near Field Communication tag and an app to create a record of important health information that users can access via their smartphones in the event of an accident or other health emergency.

  • Landmark Hospitals Pilots Wireless E-paper Patient Monitor

    The information displays, designed for use at patient room entrances and bedsides, are the result of a partnership between E Ink and Digital Connected Intelligent Health Technology, and use a Wi-Fi connection to capture and display the latest vital statistics without the glare from LCD lights.

  • RFID Tracks One Million Health-Care Assets in United Arab Emirates

    OgTech's UHF RFID solution enables the nation's Ministry of Health to manage the locations of its equipment, IT assets and mechanical gear throughout 147 facilities.

  • RFID Adds Intelligence to Cabinet Locking Solution

    Accuride's Senseon Plus, designed for use by pharmacies, hospitals, veterinarians and retailers, allows companies to automate the locking and unlocking of cabinets, as well as control who accesses them and when.

  • RFID Speaks Up for Prescription Labels

    Sam's Club and Walmart are the latest pharmacy chains to announce that they are using an HF RFID-based solution from En-Vision America that reads prescription data on a medication's tag, then audibly reads that information to a visually impaired patient.

  • RFID News Roundup

    STMicroelectronics unveils toolset to ensure IoT cyber-protection; Identiv, Schreiner Group to provide RFID inlays for medical anti-counterfeiting; ProxiGroup RFID Solutions offers site-survey system using RFID, IoT; Pod Group enables Alemetic Systems to transport valuable cargo across African jungle; Powercast's long-range wireless power technology gains three FCC approvals; Patron Technology acquires RFID cashless payments company Token Systems.

  • FDA RFID Drug Pilot Planned This Summer

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has signed on to a six-month project with a technology firm, as well as drug companies and hospitals, to study the value of data captured from UHF RFID-tagged injectable drugs as they move from the point of manufacture to a patient.

  • RFID Automates Witness Program for Narcotics Disposal

    Intelliguard's Waste Witness software and anesthesia station enable hospitals to capture an automatic record of when narcotics were used on a patient, by which health-care provider and, if a drug was discarded, who witnessed that event.

  • U.S. Army Testing RFID for Medical Biodefense Management

    The military's medical research lab has been applying RFID labels to biological samples for vaccine, drug and infectious disease management research, to ensure that the samples can be identified in freezers without being removed from cold storage.

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