New Technology Developed to Track Cardiac Devices

3 June 2009 (Last Updated June 3rd, 2009 18:30)

A new RFID technology has been developed to allow patients with heart problems to move freely in hospitals while having their cardiac telemetry devices constantly monitored by hospital staff. A small tag is attached to the cardiac telemetry device which allows hospital staff to track t

A new RFID technology has been developed to allow patients with heart problems to move freely in hospitals while having their cardiac telemetry devices constantly monitored by hospital staff.

A small tag is attached to the cardiac telemetry device which allows hospital staff to track the patient while also ensuring the patient's freedom of movement.

The highly fragile tags cost $3,000 on average.

The technology has been developed by RadarFind, a developer of real-time location systems for hospitals.