Health: RFID makes surgery safer

Mival, O., Thuemmler, C., Schneider, A., Paulin, A., Kranzfelder, M., Hasan, A. (2014). Health: RFID makes surgery safer. In: Cousin, P. (Ed.) Internet of Things: Success Stories, , () ( ed.). (pp. 54-60). IOT 2014 London: . .



This document presents a novel technique to reduce the risk of forgotten surgical towels in surgery. It is an application of IoT in field of healthcare. Integrating RFID tags into towels and developing an application to read this information allow nurses and surgeons to track the surgical towels and ensure that there are no retained foreign bodies in the abdominal cavity before end- ing the operation.
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Oli Mival
Principal Research Fellow
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Christoph Thuemmler
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The way healthcare is delivered changes rapidly. The reasons are demographic and societal changes, austerity and rapid progressive technologies. Care models are shifting from specialist oriented hospital based to distributed, patient centred care.
Interaction Design
Interaction Design is concerned with the design of interactive objects and spaces and with the delivery of high quality user experiences (UX). For example, expressive interaction describes the range of new forms of human-computer interaction that are made available through technologies based on...

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