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Fitbit upgrades NFC fitness wristband

October 14th, 2013

Health and fitness monitoring specialist Fitbit has upgraded its Fitbit Flex wristband with the Fitbit Force, now featuring an OLED screen that displays the time, how many steps you’ve taken, calories burned and floors climbed…. More

Adlink launches B2B NFC phone

October 9th, 2013

Taiwan-based technology manufacturer Adlink has released an NFC phone and “industrial mobile handheld device” aimed at automatic identification and data capture applications that includes a 1D laser or 2D camera-based barcode scanner, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1… More

StepJockey picks Signbox for NFC fitness posters

October 1st, 2013

Architectural sign maker Signbox has been chosen by StepJockey, a service that allows sets of stairs to be mapped and rated for calorie burn, to create NFC-enabled signs designed to encourage people to climb more… More

French pharmacies to test NFC shopping service

October 1st, 2013

Giphar, a French association of independent pharmacies, is to pilot an in-store NFC experience that allows consumers to use an NFC phone to receive tailored information about individual pharmacy products. The NFC Pharma app, developed… More

Sistel shows NFC aid for Alzheimer’s

October 1st, 2013

Wireless communications specialist Sistelnetworks has demonstrated how its vWand NFC stylus could be used to help sufferers of Alzheimer’s disease. The project, which has been tested at MBDS facilities at the University of Nice, enables patients to use the vWand to revisit personal memories triggered by NFC tags and see them on their preferred screen. A pilot is planned at a retirement home in Grasse.

Omron launches NFC weight loss tracker

September 17th, 2013

Omron Healthcare has launched an activity monitor that can be synced with an online dashboard via an NFC ‘tray’ that plugs into a USB port on a Mac or PC. The aim, Omron says, is to make it easier for wearers to keep track of how many calories they have burned and whether they are currently on target. More

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

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