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New-borns stay under close watch using RFID technology

The Basque National Health System has launched a neonatal security system designed to monitor and protect new-born infants using RFID technology.

When a pregnant woman is admitted to hospital, she is provided a tag with a unique identification which can be read in all the maternity zones. When the baby is born, an RFID tag specially designed for the new born is fitted to its ankle. The device monitors the infant 24 hours a day, detecting unauthorized movements, registering entries and exits to and from and enabling immediate location information.

A joint effort from Saident and Ibermática, the system identifies mothers and their babies in real time and positively matches the two throughout the entire duration of hospital admission.

The solution is based on Saident RFID identity tags and readers that control the maternity area, as well as middleware software that integrates with the computerized system devised by Ibermática, which gathers the data with which health personnel can interact in order to check patient information.

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