Aug 182009
 August 18, 2009  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S., Workplace

RFID tags are being deployed at the University of Miami to report when doctors and nurses wash their hands, and let them know if their fingernails aren’t clean.

In contrast to previously-suggested systems involving chemical sniffers, the RFID-based technology being used in Miami just monitors when a doctor or nurse is near a bed and when they use a soap dispenser, then compares the times to ensure the latter is done directly before the former – failure to comply resulting in a recorded reminder being played out over the tannoy.

Read more in The Register.

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