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  1. 1. RFID in Healthcare Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Oregon State University
  2. 2. Contents Introduction 1 RFID Application 2 RFID in Healthcare 3
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>In the present, many service industries including logistics, manufacturing companies and healthcare need automatic identification procedures (Auto ID) in transferring information. </li></ul><ul><li>The barcode scanner was an alternative in some considerable time ago however due to some limitations, RFID becomes to be an optimal solution today. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is RFID? <ul><li>Radio Frequency Identification ( RFID ) is an automatic identification method, relying on storing and remotely retrieving data using devices called RFID tags or transponders. </li></ul>RFID tag
  5. 5. Type of RFID tag Using standard 802.11b and d. Better for locating and tracking Battery Up to 100m but shorter in closed space. Depends on supplier; about 5x5x2 cm. WiFi More expensive and larger than passive tags. Battery UHF: up to 50m. Size varies, but about 2-3 cm². Active In general, range depends on frequency, reader and environment. 868-915 MHz same frequency as mobile phone, so interference with equipment is possible. Reader output 10mm to 6 meters. UHF: 3m or more. Smallest tag (0.4 mm²). Thinner than paper. In USA approved for subcutaneous use in humans. Passive Comments Power Range Size Tag
  6. 6. RFID VS Barcode <ul><li>Human intervention is required to scan a barcode, whereas in most applications an RFID tag can be detected &quot;hands off.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Barcodes must be visible on the outside of product packaging. RFID tags can be placed inside the packaging or even in the product itself. </li></ul><ul><li>You must have &quot;line of sight&quot; to read a barcode. RFID tagged items can be read even if they are behind other items. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>The readability of barcodes can be impaired by dirt, moisture, abrasion, or packaging contours.  RFID tags are not affected by those conditions. </li></ul><ul><li>RFID tags have a longer read range than barcodes. </li></ul><ul><li>RFID tags have read/write memory capability; barcodes do not. </li></ul><ul><li>More data can be stored in an RFID tag than can be stored on a barcode </li></ul>RFID VS Barcode
  8. 8. RFID Application <ul><li>Shipping and Receiving </li></ul><ul><li>Warehousing </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>Logistics </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmaceutical </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>Event Management </li></ul><ul><li>Library and Video Store </li></ul><ul><li>Cashless payment </li></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation Management </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitality </li></ul><ul><li>Supply chain automation </li></ul><ul><li>Livestock </li></ul><ul><li>Tuning </li></ul>
  9. 9. RFID in Healthcare

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