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Health: RFID makes surgery safer.
  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.

  • Type:

    Book Chapter

  • Date:

    01 January 2014

  • Publication Status:


  • Publisher

    Internet of Things Council

  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    005.4 Systems programming and programs


Mival, O., Thuemmler, C., Schneider, A., Paulin, A., Kranzfelder, M., & Hasan, A. (2013). Health: RFID makes surgery safer. In P. Cousin (Ed.), Internet of Things: Success Stories, 54-60. Internet of Things Council



RFID: Radio Frequency Identification; ambient intelligence;

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