RFID Journal LIVE! 2021 Encore
Health Care and Pharmaceuticals On-Demand Sessions

New Wireless Sensors Apply Directly to Skin, Improving Collection of Patient Information
Penn State University researchers have developed a wearable sensor device that can be applied directly to an individual’s skin in order to measure his or her conditions, including temperature, heart rate and blood-oxygen levels. The device is designed to be applied directly to a person’s body like a temporary tattoo, and with a small wireless module leveraging Near Field Communication (NFC) RFID technology or inductive coupling, it can transmit data to a user’s smartphone.
Key takeaways:
* Hear how the team has developed a prototype
* Learn how the sensors might be used in the future
Speaker: Huanyu (Larry) Cheng, Dorothy Quiggle Career Development Professor, Penn State University

STMicroelectronics: Enhance User Experience by ST25 NFC Reader Tag Solutions
Speaker: Jim Barlow, RFID/NFC Technical Marketing, STMicroelectronics

Revolutionizing the Pharmaceutical Industry With RFID
RFID technology is being used in the pharmaceutical industry to manage the supply chain, reduce errors with storage of information, enhance staff efficiency and improve patient satisfaction. In this session hear recent case studies conducted by the University of Parma’s RFID Lab In the pharmaceutical industry.
Key takeaways:
* Learn how RFID technology is being used to provide end-to-end supply chain visibility.
* Gain an understanding of how the technology is used to improve traceability.
Speaker: Dr. Antonio Rizzi, Full Professor—Industrial Logistics and Supply Chain Management, University of Parma

The Open Credentialing Initiative: Beyond the Drug Supply Chain Security Act
The Open Credentialing Initiative was born out of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act Authorized Trading Partner Pilot (DSCSA ATP Pilot) which took place in April of 2020. Companies representing all segments of the US pharmaceutical supply chain formed a cross-functional team to pilot the use of verifiable credentials for the pharma drug supply sector. The pilot successfully concluded in February 2021. In this session, hear from Bob Celeste, Founder of The Center for Supply Chain Studies (C4SCS).

Key takeaways:
* Hear how the results of the initiative is being used to wrap a credential around sensitive data, thus ensuring its verifiability.
* Learn how RFID technology may be used in future cases.
Speaker: Robert Celeste, Founder, Center for Supply Chain Studies

Automated Sterile Glove Dispensing Machine Reduces Waste and Contamination Risk
A machine developed by Texas Medical Technology’s iNitrile division enables healthcare providers to tap an ID card and have the appropriate-sized gloves placed on their hands. The automated nitrile glove dispenser ensures users will not have to touch anything, since they will be automatically identified. The solution employs RFID technology to identify users, confirm their authorization to access gloves and the size they wear, and dispense those gloves. The system consists of a dispensing machine into which users reach, placing their hands directly into properly sized and presented gloves, while an RFID reader at the front of the machine interrogates their RFID badges. By reading each tag ID and linking that information to the individual who owns the RFID card, companies can accurately track the usage of gloves.
Key takeaways:
* Learn how that data can help businesses better manage inventory levels based on usage.
* Gain an understanding of how to determine when individuals may need further training to ensure they are using gloves at proper frequencies.
Speaker: Omri Shafran, CEO, Texas Medical Technology


View the conference sessions from other tracks that are available on demand: Retail/Apparel Track, Manufacturing Track, Supply Chain Track, Internet of Things Track.