- Howard Memorial Finds RFID Keeps Assets From Getting Lost
A ZigBee-based system lets the California hospital continually monitor the location and condition of high-priced equipment throughout its nine-building campus.
- Scandinavian Dentists Use RFID to Reorder Supplies
Plandent, a Finnish dental-supply company, is instituting a system that simplifies the way it receives and tracks orders from its customers, and also helps it reduce errors and out-of-stocks.
- Michigan Students to Develop RFID-enabled Robotic Guide Dog
After developing an RFID-enabled cane, Central Michigan University students hope to use what they've learned to create a robot that can read EPC Gen 2 tags to guide the blind.
- Implanet Tracks Implantables
The French maker of prosthetic implants, as well as the hospitals it serves, has been using its Beep N Track system to track product shipment and usage. The company is now marketing the system to other medical device manufacturers.
- Tracking System Benefits Pakistani Infants, Doctors
A collaborative program is helping doctors track and treat the incidence of pneumonia in their patients by scanning NFC-based RFID tags on infants' bracelets.
- UCLA Hospital Hopes Smart Garage Expedites Parking
ZigBee-enabled infrared sensors installed at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center should enable administrators to better manage its parking facilities, and also help employees and visitors locate parking spots more quickly.
- RFID Advances Video Game Development
Ultra-wideband technology will enable game developers to capture real-time motion from multiple actors; future applications include health care.
- With RFID, Pork Producer Sells No Swine Before Its Time
Israel's largest pig farm is using UHF EPC Gen 2 tags to increase production, ensuring that each animal receives proper care, and improving the health of sows and their piglets.
- German Researchers to Test Networking Tags for Assets, Blood
The group will use specially developed active UHF tags with built-in temperature sensors and the ability to determine their own location.
- Patient-Safety Center Tests RFID-enabled Hand Sanitizers
The system, designed to decrease the number of patient infections, warns health-care providers if they fail to properly wash up before treating a patient.
- Health Industry Group Issues RFID Standard, But Excludes UHF for Consumable Items
The ANSI/HIBC 4.0 standard, created by the Health Industry Business Communications Council, provides guidelines for using passive RFID tags, but its likely impact on health-care organizations remains unclear.
- RFID Protects 911 Center From IT Emergencies
To prevent its electronic equipment from being damaged due to excessive heat, El Paso County's 911 facility is using active tags with temperature-tracking sensors.
- Tennessee Hospital Tracks High-Value Items
WaveMark's cabinets enable Memorial Hospital, in Chattanooga, to track thousands of implantable and surgical devices, and to ensure patients are properly billed for those items.
- RFID Journal Introduces Virtual Events
The online seminars will provide a more robust program than traditional webinars, with end-user speakers and technology providers participating in each event.
- Flexible Battery Maker Lands Funding for RFID Production
Flexible battery manufacturer Blue Spark Technologies has closed $1.5 million of an anticipated $5 million round of Series B funding. The new funding will be used to support production ramp-up for large volumes of battery-assisted passive RFID tags.