MobileMag.com reports about a new RFID band to track patients inside the hospital:
Radianse has created a single-use patient locator RFID wrist band. The tag can be slipped onto a patient’s wrist or ankle and setup to show their location information and report it to a cell phone, from admission to discharge, or if they have left the compound and wandered about.
Using a hospitals existing WiFi network, the Radianse RFID tags transmit continuous radio signals to Radianse receivers. These receivers plug into a hospital’s existing wired or wireless LAN with no danger of interfering with mission-critical clinical applications or devices.
The Radianse single-use active-RFID location tag is scheduled for commercial shipments in the second half of 2005 after trials at select Radianse installations across the U.S.