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.
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