Using RFID to Track Patients

An inexpensive, single-use RFID tag will soon be available to track patient locations in health care facilities.

Radianse Inc., an indoor positioning service company, has introduced what it says is the first single-use active-RFID tag for patient location. The wristwatch-sized device is one-eighth the price of the average competitive tags marketed for patient location. Its designed to maximize comfort, safety and convenience across a patients length of stay. It can even be worn safely in the shower.

The tag has been in testing at hospitals and Radianse is expecting to start shipping the product during the second half of this year.

Read the full story at the Radianse site