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June 22, 2006 to June 23, 2006
ISBN: 0-7695-2517-1
pp: 21-26
Duncan Clarke , Fremont Associates, LLC, USA
Adrian Park , University of Maryland Medical Center, USA
Radio Frequency Identification (RFZD) is a technology for automatically tracking the location of persons and objects tagged with a small radio transceiver. Its use in retail and security applications has received widespread at- tention in the popular press. RFZD 's application in hospital business processes is increasing rapidly, and a number of safety-critical clinical applications have been prototyped. <p>In order to detennine RFZD's fitness for use in safety-critical as well as more mundane perioperative processes, the Operating Room of the Future project at the University of Maryland Medical Center evaluated six active-RFZD systems. The evaluation consisted of hands-on testing of a variety of COTS systems employing the leading active-RFID technologies-802.11 RF proprietary, RF, ultra-wideband, infrared and ultrasound. In this paper we report the results of those tests and discuss their implications for the application of active-RFID technology to clinical applications.</p>
Duncan Clarke, Adrian Park, "Active-RFID System Accuracy and Its Implications for Clinical Applications", CBMS, 2006, Proceedings. 19th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, Proceedings. 19th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems 2006, pp. 21-26, doi:10.1109/CBMS.2006.33
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