- Florida Hospital to Use RFID to Track Implantable Cardiac Devices
The facility expects to lower costs and improve patient care, thanks to a solution combining WaveMark's 13.56 MHz passive RFID system with Lumedx billing software.
- Microsoft Partners With Implantable RFID Chip Maker VeriChip
Users of VeriChip's VeriMed technology can now utilize a Microsoft HealthVault account to access and manage their personal health data stored in the VeriMed database.
- Cisco Testing, Deploying RFID on Multiple Fronts
The networking and communications equipment company has been exploring how RFID can help it to improve supply chain management, asset tracking and usage, and reverse logistics.
- NXP Introducing New LF Chip for Livestock, Asset Tracking
Compliant with the ISO 11784 and 11785 standards, the new IC offers an anti-collision algorithm so multiple tags can be read simultaneously, and read-write speeds that are twice as fast as those supported by other LF chips.
- Avery Dennison Debuts Extra-Durable High-Memory EPC Gen 2 Tag
An oil refinery is using the company's new AD-902 tag to help it track personnel and assets during emergencies.
- RFID Helps Promote Healthy Pregnancies
In Dundee, Scotland, pregnant women blow into a device to verify they have not been smoking, then present an RFID card to record their success and receive a reward.
- RFID-based System Tracked Victims of Hurricanes Gustav, Ike
The state of Texas employed EPC Gen 2 tags, GPS and bar-coding to monitor the process of evacuating individuals—particular the elderly, sick or disabled—who lacked access to transportation during the storms.
- Healthcare, Pharma Industries to Increase RFID Spending
Market research from Kalorama Information predicts the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries will significantly increase their investments in RFID technology in the next five years. RFID sales for 2008 are valued at $474 million in healthcare and $70 million in pharmaceutical.
- UCSD Medical Center Expands Its RFID Deployment
The teaching hospital estimates the technology has saved it $70,000 annually by merely enabling it to locate its IV pumps more quickly.
- At Mayo Clinic, RFID Slashes Error Rate
A study showed that after the organization's endoscopy unit began using passive 13.56 MHz tags to identify specimen bottles, the rate of labeling errors dropped by 94 percent.
- RFID Journal LIVE! Canada Rescheduled to 2009
EPCglobal Canada and RFID Journal have announced that the next RFID Journal LIVE! Canada event will be held in 2009.
- RFID Helps Turkish Gym-Goers Get Fit
Exercise enthusiasts use passive 13.56 MHz RFID-enabled cards not only to gain entrance to their health clubs, purchase food and gear, and secure their lockers, but also to track workouts.
- Anaheim Fire Department Deploys Multipronged RFID System
Radio frequency identification will help the California organization monitor the location and status of not only firefighters, equipment and supplies, but also disaster victims.
- AIM to Clarify RFID Interference with Medical Devices
AIM Global announced it is creating independent test protocols to determine the safety of using RFID systems in healthcare environments. The protocols will measure how RFID impacts medical devices, pharmaceuticals and human physiology. AIM hopes to have the protocols created and the first certifications issued within 12 months.
- AIM Global to Develop Protocols for Testing Effects of RFID Emissions in Health Care
By early 2009, the auto-ID industry association hopes to publish a set of methodologies that can be used to determine the impact of tag and reader transmissions on medical devices, drugs, blood and human physiology.