Gentag, the leader in wireless sensor technology, is developing a line of medical RFID patches to enable physicians and patients to monitor their health wirelessly. They anticipate that this new technology will simultaneously decrease the cost of health care while drastically increasing patient safety.
By combining RFID cell phones and RFID sensors with cellular networks or the Internet, the consumer will be empowered to read any RFID sensor tag anywhere for almost any application.
A particular focus area for Gentag using RFID cell phones are diagnostic applications. RFID sensors can be integrated into low cost disposable diagnostic devices such as “smart” disposable wireless skin patches or personal drug delivery systems and read directly with a cell phone under existing Gentag/Altivera patents.
The first market application for the smart skin patch is a patient ID and fever onset bandage , integrating Gentag’s proprietary sensor circuit in a disposable skin patch. Applications include using cell phones for monitoring the fever onset in a child, patient monitoring in hospitals, or remotely monitoring the well-being of elderly relatives or friends via cell phones or the Internet.
Gentag has also patented other applications of its RFID smart skin-patch technology, including:
* An RFID glucose-monitoring skin patch
* An RFID cardiac-monitoring skin patch
* An RFID UV-monitoring skin patch
* A biomarker skin test patch.