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  • 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.

  • Passive RFID Temperature-Sensing Kit Allows Testing

    Metalcraft's Temperature Sensor Kit enables systems integrators or their customers to test UHF RFID-based temperature-sensing systems for specific use cases, without large investments in software or integration.

  • Push-Button Active RFID Tag Delivers Alerting to Workers, Patients

    GuardRFID's Personnel Tag, which the company calls the smallest wearable alerting device, can be worn as a wristband or pendant by industrial workers, health-care providers or patients.

  • Avery Dennison, Kit Check Team Up on RFID Technology for Big Pharma

    The partnership is aimed at helping pharmaceutical companies easily create a system to deploy RFID tags that are built into their medication labels, thereby enabling the tracking of each product from the point of manufacture until after it arrives at a hospital.

  • Simon AI Provides Turnkey IoT Solution With BLE

    Kontakt.io's new offering is being piloted by companies in the Netherlands and Germany to track the movements of goods and people, as well as temperature conditions, employing cloud-based software.

  • RFID Module Brings Autonomy to Reader Installations

    JADAK's ThingMagic EL6e UHF reader module is designed with a built-in processor and antenna, or a port for an external antenna, and is aimed at making deployments faster and with standalone functionality, without requiring a software developers kit.

  • HID Global, Mist Systems Bring BLE to RTLS Deployments

    A partnership between the two companies provides an open standard-based RTLS solution, while HID Global is also releasing a new BLE badge beacon that hospitals and other businesses can use for duress alerts.

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