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  • Cornell University Researchers Seek Partners for RFID Vital Signs Device

    The system uses UHF RFID signals to detect a patient's heart rate, blood pressure and other vital signs without touching that individual, and is also being tested on rats and other animals.

  • RFID News Roundup

    PragmatIC intros new RFID and NFC solutions ••• Fujitsu announces partnership with Positek to grow RFID market in North America ••• Atlas RFID announces open API, Oracle P6 integration ••• Antelop Solutions adds VISA token support for NFC mobile wallet platform ••• Identiv, DTC expand global distribution of smart-card readers and credentials ••• Sponge system from Haldor Advanced Technologies enhances patient safety at Cambridge Health Alliance ••• Weir Oil & Gas launches RFID-based asset-management system ••• Honeywell vehicle tag enables secure data transactions for toll collecting.

  • Royal Cornwall Hospitals to Boost Surgical Safety With RFID

    The United Kingdom's NHS Trust is launching a UHF RFID system from Ingenica Solutions to track implants received, stored and then placed inside patients, to reduce manual efforts for tracking the high-value devices, while also increasing patient safety.

  • RFID to Track Dentures at Nursing Homes

    Nobilium's solution, from Syrma Technology, provides an automatic-identification method for nursing homes and hospitals in the form of a passive HF or NFC tag built into the dentures, to link a patient's ID with the false teeth as they are cleaned or maintained.

  • Retailers, Hospitals Trialing or Deploying End-to-End RFID Solution

    PervasID's Ranger Series includes specialized readers for dock doors, overhead wide-area reading, point of sale and security, along with software to manage read data.

  • Beacon-Based Solution Brings Intelligence to Offices

    Tieto Corp. has seen sales and productivity increase since it installed its own MyOffice solution, using Quuppa beacon technology, to understand how work space is used, as well as automatically enable conference room use, service requests and worker location.

  • Passive Sensor Tags to Surpass 5 Million Units This Year

    IDTechEx research finds that passive UHF and NFC sensor tags are dominating the RFID sensor market, while battery-assisted sensor tags are also seeing market growth as a relatively low-cost IoT solution.

  • RFID News Roundup

    RMS Omega Technologies acquires RFID software provider Capturity ••• Misako to use Nedap's RFID software at more than 200 stores ••• Galatea NFC-powered jewelry now compatible with Apple smartphones ••• Avery Dennison intros new RFID inlay for supply chain management.

  • Zebra Survey Finds IoT Plans in the Works at Most Companies

    Only 36 percent of respondents say they have a company-wide intelligent enterprise system, while 57 percent report having a vision in place for some level of Internet of Things expansion.

  • RFID Automates Safety, Status Data for Endoscopes

    Olympus Medical Systems Group has released its HF RFID-based Unifia solution to track when a health-care company's endoscopes are used, tested, cleaned and processed before they are returned for reuse on another patient.

  • Mojix Merges With CXignited to Build Global Retail Solutions Presence

    The newly combined entity will provide a wide array of RFID and Internet of Things solutions for retailers, brands and manufacturers.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Identiv, S+P Samson GmbH partner on thin RFID labels for medical devices ••• SATO Europe launches new RFID-enabled patient ID wristbands ••• Syndicate Secure Print RFID windshield label doubles as license plate ••• Smartrac intros tag for metallic surfaces, everyday objects ••• GlobalPlatform publishes on-device NFC service-management specification ••• European EPC Competence Centre issues reference document discussing UHF RFID ••• HID Global helps U.S. government agencies increase visitor security with new temporary-access card.

  • Consumer-Facing NFC Comes to RFID Supply Chain Management System

    eAgile's eLink brings NFC and UHF RFID together in a single tag that can be built into medication or product caps, seals or labels, so that it can be tracked through the supply chain via UHF and interrogated by consumers using an app.

  • Researchers Develop Microscopic RFID Chip to Embed in Human Cells

    The smallest chip the team has developed so far measures 22 microns (about a fifth the thickness of a human hair), which they plan to test reading with a specialized RFID interrogator.

  • Tokyo Hospital Tracks Equipment via RFID-Enabled Shelving

    Teijin's Recopick system allows St. Luke's International Hospital to manage the location and status of pumps and other devices, thereby eliminating visits to its clinical engineering room, and reducing the tendency of nurses to horde equipment in their wards.

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