An introduction to the HS-1R RFID and barcode scanner for healthcare
As part of a medical system, the HS-1R can help reduce medical errors, increase workflow, and improve patient satisfaction.
ARTICLE: Boiler maker Vaillant Group uses RFID to drive efficiencies in monitoring work-in-progress
The Vaillant Group uses RFID to monitor the movement of boilers through the assembly process and trigger guidance to operators on which manufacturing step is needed next, as well as providing visibility to each boiler during process.
ARTICLE: Eliminating medication dosing errors and improving inventory systems
ThingMagic partner, MEPS Real-Time, Inc., developed a solution aimed at eliminating medication dosing errors and improving inventory systems
ARTICLE: Hospital pharmacies using RFID-enabled medication from QuVa Pharma
Medication compounder QuVa Pharma has teamed up with Kit Check to offer an RFID-enabled medication-tracking solution for its hospital pharmacy customers. The system QuVa is providing includes Kit Check's passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID tags embedded in prefilled syringes used to provide medication to hospital patients. Hospitals can then use Kit Check's readers and cloud-based software to manage the medication syringes as they move around the premises.
ARTICLE: Keonn’s components used for supply chain tracking
A multinational car manufacturer has implemented RFID portals in its industrial facilities using Keonn’s readers and antennas, to enable real-time traceability for the entire supply chain.
ARTICLE: Man down monitoring for dangerous conditions
From remote construction sites to prisons, oil rigs, war zones and hospital psychiatric wards, those working in dangerous environments often rely on innovative technology and processes to ensure their safety
ARTICLE: RFID for ensuring correct patient during radiation treatments
Several leading oncology clinics have deployed RFID solutions in order to improve patient safety and radiation treatment reliability
ARTICLE: RFID helps Department of Defense blind factory workers
ThingMagic partner SimplyRFiD deployed a solution at facilities that manufacture U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) garments, allowing people who are blind to work more accurately and efficiently.
ARTICLE: RFID helps focus sound at opera productions
Out Board's TiMax Tracker system uses Ubisense's RFID technology to track the location of miked actors and singers on stage, including for a production of Carmen at London's O2 arena.
ARTICLE: RFID plays matchmaker to socks
An online clothing company named Blacksocks has introduced tagged men's dress socks, along with an RFID reader and an iPhone app, to simplify the process of pairing them up.
ARTICLE: RFID used to monitor and track racing athletes
Today, both Active and Passive RFID-based solutions are being used to time all kinds of races including marathons, triathlons, cycling, sailing, and skating and motorcycle races
ARTICLE: ThingMagic RFID helps Disney employees get into character
Employees at Disney's theme parks, as well as on its cruise ships, have an easy start to their day when it comes to retrieving costumes. A worker can simply locate a required garment within a storage room, bring it to an RFID-enabled self-service kiosk, present his or her ID badge and walk away. The company installed the RFID-based solution at most of its parks worldwide last year, managing close to $100 million worth of costumes, as a way for staff members to more quickly check their garments in and out
ARTICLE: ThingMagic RFID used in personal robots
A team of researchers from Georgia Tech and Duke University have developed several prototypes of personal robots. The challenge is how to make the machine perceive, manipulate, and understand the world around it so it can interact with humans and objects to perform specific tasks, like loading a dishwasher or delivering medicine.
CASE STUDY: Florida state attorney’s office uses RFID for tracking files
Locating case files was a systemic problem. It was estimated that approximately six percent of the felony cases required staff to stop what they were doing to locate a file. At times, as many as five people might be involved in locating a case file. The time involved varied for locating a file, but it was estimated to average 20 minutes, at an annual cost of about $54,000.
CASE STUDY: Ford and DeWALT partner with Jadak to track contractor tools with RFID
Canvassing its truck owners in 2007, Ford asked what useful features might be added to its 2009 F Series trucks and E-Series vans. One common request was to help contractors find and keep track of their tools, in order to be best equipped and more productive when traveling to and from job sites.
CASE STUDY: Greenville Hospital uses RFID for operating room asset tracking
Given the hospitalʼs labor savings, loss prevention, physician satisfaction and improved productivity, Mateka expects a return on investment within one year. “Time saved and increased productivity are significant advantages of this system. Since we implemented SynTrack for Healthcare and the RFID portals, no tagged devices have been lost in the trash. Eventually, we also expect to be able to reduce our equipment purchases through a combination of reduced loss and our utilization history reporting,” he said.
CASE STUDY: Iris Diagnostics uses RFID for authentication of certified reagent formula
The company decided to develop an authentication system to protect against counterfeit reagents. If a counterfeit reagent were introduced to the Iris urinalysis system, it could raise serious safety and financial concerns for the company. If counterfeit reagents were used, Iris Diagnostics would not be able to verify the validity of the urinalysis test results. This could pose a serious threat to patients, since it could lead to a misdiagnosis based on faulty test results thus requiring patients to revisit hospitals and have tests rerun.
CASE STUDY: Medica corporation uses RFID for medication management
Test reliability is highly dependent on the quality of the reagent in use. Medica designs its analyzers and reagents as a complementary system so that test accuracy is optimized. Therefore, authenticating the disposable reagent system used with the analyzer is critical to the quality of data received by the healthcare professional and the patient.
CASE STUDY: Odin builds brand loyalty and reach using RFID in social media kiosks
With limited time and resources, it’s often challenging to attend conferences. But there is value in seeing and touching innovations in a working environment. For this reason, ODIN, RFID Journal and ThingMagic united to encourage attendees of RFID Journal LIVE! to engage more deeply while at the conference by trying out a breakthrough application in the real world
CASE STUDY: Seeonic and Jadak partner on RFID inventory tracking
Suppliers in every industry struggle with how to properly manage inventory, typically using a mix of science and experience to determine how many products need to be stored at a location prior to delivery to the customer
CASE STUDY: Silent Partner Technologies uses RFID for emergency medicine inventory tracking
This enables emergency medical providers to quickly identify what supplies are available and their exact location, simplifying replenishment and drastically improving the ability to find and pull items based on recalls or expiration.
Disney family cancer center uses RFID for enhanced patient experience
In addition to creating a one-of-a-kind personalized patient experience, the center benefits from the improved workflow between clinicians, patients and administration. With this system, patients are granted more freedom to wander throughout the Disney Family Cancer Center than in other places
Simplifying RFID implementation with RAIN Communications Interface (RCI)
RAIN® Communication Interface (RCI) standardizes RFID reader controls to streamline value chains, create interoperability, allow for multiple sourcing, and to rely on global frequencies for adoption worldwide
Simplifying RFID implementation with RAIN Communications Interface (RCI) and autonomous workflows
As the RAIN RFID Alliance continues to ramp up its RAIN Communication Interface (RCI) guideline, users of this interface need to ensure they’re taking the necessary steps to support the guideline.
VIDEO: Custom RFID solutions for medical anti-counterfeiting systems
Anti-counterfeiting systems using JADAK custom RFID technology.
VIDEO: Getting started with SkyeWare 4
A brief overview of the features of SkyeWare 4 - applies to M2, M4, M7 and M9 modules.
VIDEO: JADAK custom solutions for clinical analyzers
Customized RFID, machine vision and barcode solutions for medical analytical equipment.
VIDEO: RAIN RFID for healthcare
Learn how RAIN RFID enables healthcare businesses and their consumers identify, locate, authenticate, and engage items in the healthcare environment.
VIDEO: SkyeWare 4 protocol builder
This video will get you started using SkyeWare 4 to build commands used to communicate with your reader module.
VIDEO: The JADAK culture and commitment
JADAK engineers discuss our unique working environment and commitment to customers.
VIDEO: ThingMagic module used in NASA International Space Station
The NASA International Space Station (ISS) is using the ThingMagic M6e UHF RFID embedded module for their RFID-Enabled Autonomous Logistics Management (REALM) project
VIDEO: ThingMagic RAINStream RFID
Simplifying RFID integration into existing systems with ThingMagic RAINstream.
VIDEO: Tuning your HF antenna included in your Skyeware M2 or M4 Developer Kit
This video will show you how SkyeWare 4 can be used to help you tune the antenna included with your development kit.
VIDEO: Working with Mifare Desfire tags in SkyeWare
A guide to using SkyeWare 4 and some of the advanced features of the MIFARE DESFire family of RFID tags.
WEBINAR: How machine vision and RFID are improving in-vitro diagnostic testing
Learn about current challenges in IVD testing and how machine vision and RFID can address those issues
WEBINAR: RFID applications in laboratory automation to validate and track reagents
In today’s rapidly changing medical testing environment, laboratory processes are becoming more efficient through the use of sophisticated diagnostic instruments, increased automation, and other commercially available technology. RFID applications in laboratory automation is more common, especially to validate and track consumables, such as reagents.
WEBINAR: RFID in medical applications for reduced costs and improved efficiency
Today, there are many different ways to apply RFID technology into medical applications. The outcome in doing so can significantly save costs, increase efficiency and improve overall patient satisfaction.
WEBINAR: Tracking surgical items with RFID to save patient lives, money and time
RFID-enabled surgical items are quickly becoming the standard-of-care in many operating rooms. From items being left behind in patients, resulting in the need for further surgeries and even death, to the need for tools and equipment to be accurately accounted for very quickly, RFID plays an integral role when it comes to patient safety and increased efficiency.
WEBINAR: Why hospitals are rapidly adopting RFID-enabled medical cabinets and drug carts
RFID has established itself as a key player in hospitals by enabling the wireless tracking of both objects and people. From surgical instruments to blood samples and medication, RFID is being used to create a network of smart devices throughout these “Smart Hospitals”.
WHITE PAPER: Embedded RFID for medical devices
This paper identifies key challenges facing manufacturers of medical devices and supplies and explains how embedded RFID technology is being leveraged to overcome those challenges in a way that enhances safety and reliability, increases revenue and brand equity, and reduces operating costs.
WHITE PAPER: Getting a read on embedded UHF RFID
Users are embracing the fact that the read range of passive UHF RFID has quadrupled in the past few years. UHF devices can now “see” objects up to tens of meters away, and read rates have increased from 200 tags per second to 1,200. Read accuracy is nearly 100 percent.
WHITE PAPER: How is effective anti-counterfeiting possible
This article details the concept of JADAK’s RFID technology and its role in anti-counterfeiting measures
WHITE PAPER: How RFID and machine vision are improving in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) testing
Due to the nature of clinical testing, there are many tedious and labor-intensive steps that can benefit from laboratory automation.
WHITE PAPER: How RFID can transform the rail industry
There are numerous benefits to adopting RFID, including asset management and real-time tracking, streamlining ticketing processes, tracking maintenance at an individual railcar level, and increased safety by monitoring the “health” of a particular railcar.
WHITE PAPER: Medication expiration date tracking with RFID
RFID-enabled medicine cabinets help keep valid medications available when needed, reducing the amount of unused and returned medication. RFID in healthcare is helping to improve patient care, make inventory and asset tracking processes more efficient, and reduce overall costs.
WHITE PAPER: Passive RFID solutions for healthcare
The most common approach for achieving such visibility to assets and patients has been through capital-intensive, enterprise-wide deployments of a single active RFID (commonly referred to as RTLS) technology to achieve “real-time” location information. Today, a new paradigm is emerging.
WHITE PAPER: Protecting patients from the superbug and other hospital acquired infections
many medical device manufacturers are turning to Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) medical equipment tracking systems to help them take medical instrumentation management and patient safety to a new level.
WHITE PAPER: RFID and cyber security issues
This paper explores the key types of data security threats raised by RFID and highlights possible solutions using the capabilities defined by the EPCglobal
WHITE PAPER: RFID for IT asset tracking and management
From RFID-enabled doorway choke points (portals), to RFID handheld readers, to RFID readers embedded into server racks, using RFID to track IT assets offers organizations the opportunity to improve efficiencies, reduce operational expenses, increase asset security, enhance regulatory compliance, and create a more efficient use of data center space.
WHITE PAPER: RFID for patient safety and enhanced used experience
While some medical device manufacturers look to incorporate Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) into their devices as a means to protect against counterfeiting, there is another major benefit of utilizing RFID in medical devices that is equally, if not more important – using RFID to improve patient safety and enhance the user experience.
WHITE PAPER: RFID in blood banks for improved efficiency and safety
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a newer technology that is increasingly being used to track blood from vein-to-vein due to its speed, safety and efficiency.
WHITE PAPER: RFID in clinical analyzers
Over the past ten years, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology has become widely available, and today it is routinely used in a variety of diagnostic applications.
WHITE PAPER: RFID in the beverage industry
From precise drink pours, and identifying underage drinkers to tracking kegs and cases and managing the supply chain, RFID is used in many innovative methods today.
WHITE PAPER: RFID to help prevent retained surgical items (RSI)
RFID to help prevent retained surgical items (RSI)
WHITE PAPER: The batteryless imperative of RFID
Batteryless RFID, because of its low cost and complexity, enables innovative patient-centric applications that would otherwise be difficult to implement
WHITE PAPER: Wearable medical technologies
The miniaturization of sensors has played a key role in the development of wearable systems. Furthermore, an increase in aging population and chronic diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension, chronic pain, and cardiac disorders, has resulted in higher demand for wearable technology.
WHITE PAPER: What’s the difference between NFC and RFID?
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Near Field Communication (NFC) are two closely related global wireless communication technologies used for a variety of applications, including access control, asset tracking and contactless payments