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MIT Researchers Use RFID to Diagnose Freeze-damaged Vaccines

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400

The idea is to integrate a passive RFID tag with a liquid-filled vial, so that if frozen, the vial would expand, damaging the antenna enough that the tag would no longer be readable.
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Italian Reproductive Medicine Center Uses RFID to Track In Vitro Fertilization

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400

Genera has found that Research Instruments' RI Witness solution makes its Rome and Naples clinics more efficient, while providing extra confidence to patients and embryologists that every process will be error-free.
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Cryogatt Releases Cryogenics Solution

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400

The system combines the company's readers and software with HID Global's tags to enable the tracking of frozen specimens inside freezer containers as cold as -321 degrees Fahrenheit.
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RFID News Roundup

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400

Thinfilm, G World introduce smart wine bottle solution ••• Smartrac releases DogBone, ShortDipole tags based on Monza R6 chip ••• Canada's University Health Network to use Haldor RFID system to manage surgical instruments ••• Teijin develops new medical device management RFID solutions ••• Industry groups promote RFID to reform, automate and accelerate tire recalls ••• NeWave's Wave RFID antenna evolved from New Horizons technology.
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RFID News Roundup

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400

Jadak announces Bluetooth RFID reader for health-care applications ••• RFID market to reach $9.56 billion in 2015, IDTechEx CEO says ••• NEC Display Solutions of America uses Impinj RFID technology for contest ••• Google unveils Eddystone formats for Bluetooth beacons ••• ParkerVision's PV5870 demodulator selected for RFID products ••• Skytron inks deal to distribute Mobile Aspects' RFID-enabled smart cabinets.
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U.K. Hospital Pilots RFID for Bed and Hoist Tracking

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400

Heart of England NHS Trust is using active RFID tags and readers from Harland Simon at one of its three hospitals to determine how well the technology helps manage the facility's 2,000 beds and hoists, to ensure they can be found, inspected and maintained in a timely manner.
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RFID News Roundup

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400

Gimbal expands product line with new USB-powered Bluetooth beacons ••• EnvisionWare launches RFID Tablet Tag ••• Camelback Resort's lodge and Aquatopia waterpark adopt PDC's RFID wristband system ••• Sandia National Lab solicits partners to commercialize 'active authentication' technology ••• More pharmacies seek automated kit-stocking technologies, according to Kit Check study.
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RFID Improves Tracking of Tissue and Medical Devices

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400

Since Champion Medical Technologies added an RFID feature to its UDITracker solution, hospitals using the solution have reported that the technology has helped reduce the loss of high-value products.
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Smart Shoes Lead to Clean Hands

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400

French startup MediHandTrace is providing hospitals with a system that uses RFID-tagged footwear to track whether staff members are following proper hand-hygiene protocols.
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RFID News Roundup

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400

IDTronic intros new industrial UHF readers with integrated antennas ••• Netherlands' Groninger Museum launches beacon-enabled app ••• Tadbik shoe tags kept time at the Nike Women's 5K in Istanbul ••• GuardRFID adds temperature measurement, other features to TotGuard solution ••• Palex unveils redesigned smart cabinet for hospital supplies ••• Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas adopts ASSA Abloy RFID wristbands, locks.
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Booz Allen IoT Prototypes Signal Move Toward Health-Care, Emergency-Response Products

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400

The consultancy is developing a platform to improve data security at hospitals, as well as a safety system for first-responders.
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RFID News Roundup

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400

BluVision announces iBEEK+ beacon with extended battery life ••• Zebra intros Onecare service to help companies manage RFID, mobile devices ••• Readymix chooses LogiTag active RFID solution to safeguard employees ••• Stanley Healthcare announces smaller RTLS badge ••• Impinj updates reader software, support package.
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University of Tennessee Medical Center OR Monitors Supplies, Safety Via Trash Bins

Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400

Five of the hospital's operating rooms are already using the system to automatically identify the discarded packaging of supplies in order to document which items were used for each patient's procedure.
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Howler Targets a Variety of Business Sectors for Its Beacon-Based Services

Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400

The startup has deployed 600 Kontakt.io Bluetooth beacons at 150 stores and other sites in Boston, so that Howler app users can receive location-specific content tightly focused on their interests.
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Summa Akron City Hospital Tracks EMS Stretchers, Reduces Wait Times

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400

The Ohio hospital is employing RFID to learn how long it takes for patients arriving at its emergency department to be transferred from stretchers to beds, which has helped it to minimize delays.
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