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French firms to develop mobile services for the elderly and disabled

September 11th, 2013

A consortium of 11 French organisations, including NFC specialist Think&Go NFC, are to develop a range of digital services designed to help the elderly and partially sighted remain autonomous in their daily lives. The é-change… More

AMS develops NFC chip for medical implants

September 3rd, 2013

Chip maker AMS has unveiled a sensor-enabled NFC tag that could be used in a subdermal implant, enabling diabetes sufferers to read their glucose levels at any time by simply holding an NFC phone to a… More

TapCheck to launch NFC medical devices

August 13th, 2013

A range of NFC-enabled healthcare and wellness devices developed by Hong Kong-based Plus Prevention are to be unveiled at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin on 6 September. The TapCheck range includes blood… More

HealthID introduces NFC medical bands and cards

July 30th, 2013

HealthID Profile, a health management solutions provider, has introduced wristbands and cards that store important personal health details and can be accessed by an NFC phone in a medical emergency. The products, which can be… More

NFC Forum adds healthcare, handover and security standards

July 17th, 2013

The NFC Forum has issued the Personal Health Device Communication (PHDC) Technical Specification and released two candidate specifications, Connection Handover 1.3 and Signature RTD 2.0. PHDC is designed to provide a standard way for devices… More

Poste Italiane expands NFC payments to Rome and Turin

June 24th, 2013

Poste Italiane’s NFC payments service has been rolled out to the cities of Rome and Turin, following its launch in Milan last December. The service is now set to expand across the rest of Italy… More

Bristol ID to produce dual-frequency NFC/RFID cards

June 19th, 2013

US-based RFID card manufacturer Bristol ID has announced a new dual-frequency card with a pair of passive RFID chips that allow it to communicate in two different frequency ranges simultaneously. The card will be available… More

Milan airport installs 50,000 NFC tags

May 22nd, 2013

Malpensa Airport in Milan, Italy, has installed a new maintenance system that uses NFC phones and a network of 50,000 NFC and RFID tags attached to equipment and systems around the airport — including fire… More

NFC phone for care workers goes worldwide

May 21st, 2013

Mobile healthcare specialist Gentag and IT systems supplier Advanced Health & Care have announced the worldwide availability of an NFC phone designed to be used for monitoring home visits made by care workers. The Gentag… More

Ingenico launches mobile POS terminal with NFC and fingerprint security

April 24th, 2013

Point-of-sale terminal maker Ingenico has introduced a range of mobile payments terminals that include NFC and biometric verification. The iWB Bio Series devices are aimed at governments and financial institutions distributing payments services in emerging… More

Startupbootcamp launches accelerator program for NFC startups

April 17th, 2013

Ten startups with great NFC and contactless ideas will be able to access a three month program of assistance and guidance, €15,000 in seed funding, free office space, a sponsor package and the chance to pitch their final product to investors. More

Think&Go, Comprion, Taztag, Sistel, Payter and Seibersdorf win Wima NFC awards

April 15th, 2013

The winners of this year’s Wima NFC competition have been announced — with Think&Go NFC scooping three awards. The NFC retail specialist’s Tim Baker picked up awards for Best Retail Solution for NFC Shopping and Best Marketing… More

Harvard Medical School develops NFC medication tracking system

April 4th, 2013

The new technology combines Android tablet PCs with NFC tags attached to patients’ wristbands, medications and nurses’ ID badges and is designed to make the administration of medicines easier, safer, faster and more cost-effective, Dr Adam Landman has told NFC World. More

Think&Go demos Android NFC device for field workers

February 25th, 2013

Think&Go NFC is demonstrating a new NFC device from technology provider Famoco at Mobile World Congress 2013. The Famoco FX 100 Series is an Android-based device which can operate in all three NFC modes — tag… More

Identive powers NFC at MWC Connected City

February 25th, 2013

Identive’s Tagtrail NFC platform is being used in deliver information to visitors to the GSMA’s Connected City exhibit at Mobile World Congress 2013. “The Connected City will be filled with brand-new products and experiences that will… More

SecureKey signs with Enstream to provide mobile credentials

February 24th, 2013

Customers of Canadian mobile operators Bell Mobility, Rogers and Telus will be able to use NFC for secure authentication and identification after the EnStream mobile commerce joint venture signed a deal with credential issuer SecureKey. SecureKey recently… More

China Mobile and China UnionPay complete NFC TSM integration

February 23rd, 2013

China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile network operator, and Chinese bank card association China UnionPay have announced they have completed integration of their NFC trusted service manager (TSM) platforms. The completion of the work means that… More

Fitbit adds NFC fitness tracking

February 13th, 2013

Connected health and fitness specialist Fitbit has updated its Android app to include support for NFC. The new version will allow users of its Fitbit Flex wristband — coming in the spring — to launch the Fitbit app and access their fitness stats by tapping the wristband to their NFC phone.

NFC Forum adds payments, retail, consumer electronics, healthcare and transport groups

January 25th, 2013

“By helping us focus our efforts and expertise on the specific needs of key market sectors, the SIGs will enable the NFC Forum to facilitate and accelerate the delivery of exciting new NFC solutions to consumers,” says Forum chairman Koichi Tagawa. More

Bluebird cuts care costs with NFC

January 22nd, 2013

Sixty care workers in the UK’s Bath and North East Somerset area have begun using NFC phones to log their visits to clients’ homes. Bluebird Care is using Advanced Health & Care’s iConnect service to record… More

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