University Hospital Plymouth NHS Trust has begun tagging and tracking equipment that moves around its eight-story facility in order to reduce search times, ensure the safe and timely maintenance and cleaning of items, and decrease the need for redundant purchasing.
RFID technologies can act as a beacon for expansion.
Safedome offers Bluetooth-based contact-tracing tech; NXP, Mastercard, Xiaomi expand contactless payments in Europe; Kerlink, TagoIO integrate IoT technologies for cloud-based platform; Kogniz launches AI solution for safe return to work; KORE, Dexcom partner on IoT patient-monitoring system; Industrial Internet Consortium, IoT Alliance Australia publish digital transformation white paper.
Texas-based Frame Source Group offers an app that works with RFID to let its optometrist customers view its inventory of eyeglass frames, thereby reducing shrinkage and labor time, while helping brands and its sales office ensure products are available.
In the healthcare field, Internet of Things solutions have been making life easier for medical professionals and enhancing patient care.
Identiv has partnered with NXP Semiconductors to produce a patch that can be worn on a person's arm that will transmit his or her temperature readings as the individual enters large public venues, or while being monitored remotely in quarantine.
STMicroelectronics reference design monitors social distancing, contact tracing; OneM2M adds new partners for IoT interoperability; Bosch Sensortec, Qualcomm team up on software solutions; FEIG Electronic unveils RFID-barcode reader; Biorefinery optimizes operations with Kathrein RFID system; JADAK intros handheld reader with RFID, barcode scanning; Insight SiP electronic device protects wearers during pandemic.
It's vital to understand how the technology works, how different RFID tags are used at hospitals and what barriers prevent RFID from being implemented at every facility.
The company's MotionWorks Proximity solution leverages the BLE and Wi-Fi functionality in Zebra Mobile computers, as well as cloud-based software, to alert workers when they are too close to each other, and to capture events and conduct contact tracing, without any infrastructure deployment.
Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain has boosted inventory visibility and efficiency for orthopedic loaner sets, ensuring implants are securely delivered to hospitals when needed and driving down costs for healthcare providers.