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
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... More
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A new NFC solution from Gentag and The Core Institute is designed to reduce healthcare costs by providing patients with a way to self-monitor their recovery after an operation so they can be discharged earlier from hospital. More
The US$119 GT-601 NFC handset is designed for “people who are concerned only with basic voice communication, mobile payments, social networks, and diagnostics using a low-cost mobile wireless device,” says Gentag. More
NFC phones will soon be used to self-test for a number of medical conditions, to automatically report on the status of patients with chronic health conditions and to monitor the health of those who have been recently discharged from hospital, says Dr John Peeters, founder of Gentag. More
Employee ID card leader HID Global and Inside Contactless have partnered to offer support for HID’s iClass vicinity card technology to NFC phones... More
Disposable wireless sensors specialist Gentag has announced that it has successfully tested the use of its technology with an NXP NFC controller, opening up the market for NFC phones to be used to read a wide range of disposable sensors designed for use in the medical sector... More
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