NFC packaging to safeguard medicines

Thinfilm

Patients will soon be able to identify whether pharmaceutical products are in a factory sealed or opened state and access contextual content with the tap of an NFC phone using a solution developed by Thinfilm and Jones Packaging. The technology will also enable pharmaceutical companies to authenticate products and track individual items. More


Developers unveil electronic tattoos for payments and healthcare

Chaotic Moon

Creative studio Chaotic Moon has demonstrated a concept it calls Tech Tats, tattoo-like formations of components and conductive paint that create an electronic circuit which adheres to the wearer’s skin. The temporary tattoos include a microprocessor and the company envisages them performing tasks such as health monitoring or making payments. More




NFC necklace wins Unicef award

A necklace that stores electronic health data to track child immunization via NFC has been named joint winner of the Wearables for Good challenge run by Unicef, ARM and Frog... More



NFC glucose meter launches

Medical products provider Nurse Rosie Products has begun offering an NFC glucose meter that lets diabetics access their blood glucose reading by tapping the meter against their NFC device... More



Ypsomed to offer NFC autoinjectors that let patients track medications with their mobile phone

Ypsomate

NFC technology is to be included in a new range of autoinjectors for patients with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis who need to self-administer their medication via regular injections, enabling them to use their mobile phone to keep track of the medications they have taken, receive alerts when their next injection is due and access usage guidelines and refill instructions. More




Riyad Bank goes contactless with Gemalto

Gemalto

PARTNER NEWS: Saudi Arabia’s Riyad Bank is migrating its entire portfolio to digital security giant Gemalto’s Clarista Contactless EMV card — powered by the industry-standard Multos operating system — making it the country’s first contactless payment method... More


Joint venture to develop painless diabetes monitoring with NFC

A phone shows a patient's glucose level

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








Yale introduces residential deadbolt with NFC unlocking

Yale Real Living NFC Deadbolt

Lock maker Yale has introduced an NFC-based door lock for homes which can be operated with a tap of a smartphone and allows homeowners to send keys to others, control when others have access, get a notification when someone uses the lock, and revoke already issued digital keys at any time... More


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