June 21st, 2012
Lanarkshire Association for Mental Health (LAMH) is to roll out an NFC-based time and attendance system in a bid to improve patient care record keeping and reduce administrative overheads. The new service will use Skillweb’s…
May 16th, 2012
A new consumer heart monitoring device that uses near field communication to pass test results to the user’s Android NFC phone or tablet has been unveiled by Impak Health, a joint venture between Swedish chip…
May 8th, 2012
Global mobile commerce platform provider Ericsson IPX has announced an NFC Trusted Service Manager (TSM) development kit that allows secure NFC application developers to test their apps in a live, controlled environment. The development kit…
April 3rd, 2012
The food company’s baby nutrition division in Singapore has released findings from a pilot project which has seen 400 NFC tags being placed in supermarkets, clinics and in homes to provide new mothers with information on a range of parenting and nutritional topics.
March 27th, 2012
Two of the twenty teams which took part in last weekend’s Isobar Create London NFC app development event have received kick-starter funding they will be able to use to turn their apps into commercial products.
March 12th, 2012
The two firms are to provide doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals with a way to easily transfer digital medical images to the relevant exam room.
February 27th, 2012
The new UpTeq NFC SIM meets a flight of top level security requirements and, says the digital security firm, can be used to generate legally binding digital signatures as well as deliver both e-health and e-government services.
February 21st, 2012
Companies of all sizes and in a range of markets are finding that they are getting a return on their investment in Think&Go NFC‘s business-to-business Audit&Control solution within five to twelve months, the company reports….
February 17th, 2012
Accessibility app specialist Apps4Android has released Ideal Talking Tags, a free talking label maker and reader application for NFC phones running Android 4. Ideal Talking Tags allows the user to record messages on their phone and then…
February 13th, 2012
The Finnish R&D company’s HearMeFeelMe project focused on how NFC could be used to improve the way elderly and visually impaired people interact with the world around them, including a system that allows product information to be recorded on an NFC tag and then read back to the user via an NFC phone.
February 1st, 2012
The NFC Forum is to hold a public exhibition of NFC technology during its quarterly members’ meeting in Frankfurt next week. The industry standards organisation will put on the free-to-attend ‘solutions showcase’ event to demonstrate…
January 23rd, 2012
Enterprise barcode scanning specialist Skycore is adding NFC tag reading and writing capabilities to its codeREADr app for Android devices. The functionality is currently in beta and being trialled with customised versions of the app.
December 18th, 2011
The new XPand NFC expansion pack for the XP3300 Force ultra-rugged phone is designed for workforces in the security guarding, commercial cleaning services, mass transportation, field equipment maintenance and domiciliary healthcare industries.
December 15th, 2011
A new research report by Sarah Clark, editor of NFC World, sets out the current state of play in the international NFC market, explains the critical factors for success, identifies the issues that remain to be resolved and analyses the opportunities for growth in the year ahead.
November 29th, 2011
The Casio IT-9000 is designed for applications that require on the spot printing, such as receipts for mobile retail transactions, receipts and tickets for public transportation, as well as for meter reading, proof of delivery and queue busting operations.
November 25th, 2011
A concept NFC medical monitoring device has won an iF product design award. “MiniME connects biometric sensors placed on the body to track health stats using RFID and near field communication,” MD+DI reports. “It measures ECG, blood pressure, heart rate, pulse oximetry, body temperature, blood glucose, cholesterol, hemoglobin and prothrombin time. Data are communicated through a cloud or internet site and shared with healthcare professionals via mobile devices”.
November 21st, 2011
Citizens living in the eastern Indian state of Bihar are to be issued with contactless ‘e-Shakti’ cards they can use to access virtual bank branches equipped with NFC technology.
October 25th, 2011
Temperature monitoring specialist American Thermal Instruments is to launch six pilots to test the Log-IC NFC data loggers it launched last month. Participants for the three-month trials will be selected from the logistics, pharmaceuticals, retail and manufacturing sectors and will track vaccines, flowers, fruits, vegetables, wine and other products according to RFID Journal. The temperature data loggers can be read with NFC phones through the product’s box as goods move through the supply chain.
October 18th, 2011
Health industry group Continua Health Alliance and the NFC Forum have agreed to work together to expand connectivity standards in the medical IT field. The agreement includes an exchange of technical information toward future specifications for personal healthcare devices and collaboration on vendor development and certification activities.
October 11th, 2011
“The goal is to get rid of those forms we all dislike to fill out when we get to the doctor’s office, thereby speeding up the process, making it more convenient for the patient and increasing data accuracy,” says Steve McRae, CEO of PatientID+ partner Merchant360.