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    Joint venture to develop painless diabetes monitoring with NFC

    July 22nd, 2015

    A new joint venture that includes the US-based Mayo Clinic and Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute is developing an NFC-based diabetes monitoring system to replace the traditional glucometers that are currently used to monitor patients’ blood sugar levels. The system will also use phones to control insulin delivery, using disposable NFC insulin delivery systems. More

    Starbucks to accept Microsoft Band wearable payments

    November 4th, 2014

    Starbucks is to begin accepting payments from customers wearing the new Microsoft Band smart bracelet. To use the service, customers link their Starbucks Card to their Band and can then present a barcode displayed on the… More

    Tap2Tag launches NFC medical alert devices

    June 19th, 2014

    UK-based startup Tap2Tag has introduced a range of NFC wristbands, key fobs, cards and stickers that can be used to instantly retrieve a person’s medical history and associated information in an emergency. Users upload the… More

    Samsung unveils Galaxy S5 with NFC, fingerprint verification and PayPal payments

    February 24th, 2014

    The Galaxy S5, Samsung’s new flagship smartphone, includes biometric security as well as NFC — and can be used to make payments at any merchant that accepts PayPal online or in store. The new finger… More

    iPhone users to get NFC badges at MWC

    February 18th, 2014

    iPhone users will be able to participate in the NFC Experience at Mobile World Congress for the first time this year, courtesy of free NFC iPhone cases being made available by event sponsor Incipio that… 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

    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

    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

    Pet owners log dog walks with NFC

    December 3rd, 2012

    Dog owners can use the Fujitsu Wandant NFC-enabled pedometer, an Android NFC phone and a cloud-based analysis service to collect and track detailed information about their pet’s health and fitness. More

    French carers to use NFC

    November 12th, 2012

    A public authority consortium led by Docapost BPO, a division of France’s postal service La Poste, is to equip caregivers with NFC phones for use when making home care visits. The Confiance e-health project aims to… More

    Panasonic announces range of NFC-enabled domestic appliances

    August 27th, 2012

    Consumers buying a range of Panasonic appliances including washing machines, rice cookers, air conditioners, washer/driers, a microwave oven, a refrigerator and a range of healthcare devices will be able to interact with the devices using either an NFC phone or a Japanese Osaifu-Keitai mobile wallet phone. More

    Scottish mental health association to cut administration costs with NFC

    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… More

    ‘Credit card’ heart monitor shares results with NFC

    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… More

    NFC medical device wins award

    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”.

    Standard Register to bring NFC to hospitals

    September 28th, 2011

    The medical communications specialist, which counts 62% of US hospitals among its clients, is working with Poken to provide new ways for hospitals to improve the way they communicate with patients. More

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