A healthcare manufacturer believes RFID skin patches can make medial errors a thing of the past.
RFID skin patches for identification and diagnostic applications are being manufactured by Glasgow-based Frank Sammeroff Ltd. The company, founded in 1939, makes surgical dressings and other healthcare products.
The patch is thin, flexible and waterproof, according to the tags developer, Gentag. You can write on it with a pen, as well as write data to the embedded chip or to a Website.
Gentag develops technology geared toward wireless sensor-based cellular phones. Its intellectual property consists of cellular-phone sensors and wireless sensor networks.
So, would you wear one? Will it work? Come on, send me your thoughts in a note to firstname.lastname@example.org. Would you wear one rather than embed a chip in your arm?