Tag Archives: Barcodes

Aethon launches TraySafe at #ASHPSM15 in Denver

I’ve been at the ASHP Summer Meeting in Denver this week roaming the exhibit hall looking for interesting new products. One product that caught my attention was TraySafe by Aethon. TraySafe is a medication tray management system. There are several such systems currently on the market, but what makes TraySafe different is its approach to… Read More »

Using bar codes and a cell phone camera to avoid food allergies

ScanAvert is an application that uses the camera on your cell phone to read product bar codes and compare the ingredients to a personalized allergy list on the company website. The product was launched at the Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco this week and is apparently still in the beta phase. Consumers register for… Read More »

RFID vs. barcode

Barcode.com: “RFID, or radio frequency technology, uses a tag applied to a product in order to identify and track it via radio waves. The 2 parts that make up the tag are an integrated circuit and an antenna. While the circuit processes and stores information, the antenna transmits signals to the RFID reader, also called… Read More »

Apple patent details RFID tag reader.

9to5mac.com: “RFID reader built into the screen?  We’re not quite sure why they’d need to do this (as opposed to putting the reader somewhere else in the device) but Apple has put a patent application on this.” – In addition, the US Patent and Trademark Office lists the following: “The efficient incorporation of RFID circuitry… Read More »

Barcodes ‘help face recognition’

BBC News: “Faces are made up of “barcodes” which help us recognise each other, according to scientists. The researchers at Stirling University and UCL manipulated the faces of celebrities such as Marlon Brando and George Clooney for their study. Their results suggested that most of the information needed to identify someone could be found in the lines… Read More »