“A nurse places a bracelet around the wrist of a newborn baby. It is emblazoned with the name of the baby’s parents, as is traditional, but this one also contains an emerging hospital technology – an imbedded radio frequency identification chip.
The RFID security precaution is designed to prevent the mix-up of children in the neonatal ward, as well as infant kidnapping.
“If someone leaves the room with the baby who is not authorized to do so, alarms go off,” said Greg Richardson, national mobility practice director in the business services unit of Siemens AG in Atlanta, the multinational technology company.”
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