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Health: RFID makes surgery safer.

Mival, Oli; Thuemmler, Christoph; Schneider, Armin; Paulin, Alois; Kranzfelder, Michael; Hasan, Ahmed


Christoph Thuemmler

Armin Schneider

Alois Paulin

Michael Kranzfelder

Ahmed Hasan


Phillipe Cousin


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.


Mival, O., Thuemmler, C., Schneider, A., Paulin, A., Kranzfelder, M., & Hasan, A. (2014). Health: RFID makes surgery safer. In P. Cousin (Ed.), Internet of Things: Success Stories (54-60). Internet of Things Council

Publication Date 2014
Deposit Date Oct 29, 2014
Publicly Available Date May 16, 2017
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 54-60
Book Title Internet of Things: Success Stories
Keywords RFID: Radio Frequency Identification; ambient intelligence;
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Contract Date May 16, 2017


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