The potential use of radio frequency identification devices for active monitoring of blood glucose levels.
Imagine a diabetes patient receiving a text message on his mobile phone warning him that his blood glucose level is too low or a patient's mobile phone calling an emergency number when the patient goes into diabetic shock.Both scenarios depend on automatic, continuous monitoring of blood glucose levels and transmission of that information to a phone. The development of advanced biological sensors and integration with passive radio frequency identification technologies are the key to this. These hold the promise of being able to free patients from finger stick sampling or externally worn devices while providing continuous blood glucose monitoring that allows patients to manage their health more actively. To achieve this promise, however, a number of technical issues need to be addressed. (+info)
Evaluation of current literature to determine the potential effects of radio frequency identification on technology used in diabetes care.
This article examines recently published studies exploring the impact of radio frequency identification (RFID) systems on the technology involved in patient care. The conclusions will be extrapolated to include insulin delivery devices. Background material will also be presented to support examination of the variables involved in electromagnetic fields and potential interference from these RFID systems. (+info)
Towards a smart object network for clinical services.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology has become prevalent in logistics to support and optimize processes and numerous projects investigate its opportunities and challenges in the clinical context. However, most approaches are focused on one specific application using only a few possibilities of the technology. We describe the development of a smart object network to serve as a generic platform for various clinical services. Based on two disparate scenarios - tracking medical devices and transfusion safety - the architecture, implementation issues and prospects of such a platform are discussed. (+info)
Read distance performance and variation of 5 low-frequency radio frequency identification panel transceiver manufacturers.