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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593407/feasibility-of-real-time-location-systems-in-monitoring-recovery-after-major-abdominal-surgery
#1
Robert D Dorrell, Sarah A Vermillion, Clancy J Clark
BACKGROUND: Early mobilization after major abdominal surgery decreases postoperative complications and length of stay, and has become a key component of enhanced recovery pathways. However, objective measures of patient movement after surgery are limited. Real-time location systems (RTLS), typically used for asset tracking, provide a novel approach to monitoring in-hospital patient activity. The current study investigates the feasibility of using RTLS to objectively track postoperative patient mobilization...
June 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570706/coplanar-uhf-rfid-tag-antenna-with-u-shaped-inductively-coupled-feed-for-metallic-applications
#2
Karrar Naji Salman, Alyani Ismail, Raja Syamsul Azmir Raja Abdullah, Tale Saeedi
In this paper, we present a novel compact, coplanar, tag antenna design for metallic objects. Electrically small antenna has designed for a UHF RFID (860-960 MHz) based on a proximity-coupled feed through. Furthermore, two symmetrical Via-loaded coplanar grounds fed by a U-shaped inductively coupled feed through an embedded transmission line. This configuration results in an antenna with dimensions of 31 × 19.5 × 3.065 mm3 at 915 MHz, and the total gain for the antenna is 0.12 dBi. The Via-loaded coplanar and U-shaped inductively coupled feeds allow the antenna to provide flexible tuning in terms of antenna impedance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570586/inferring-and-analysis-of-social-networks-using-rfid-check-in-data-in-china
#3
Tao Liu, Lintao Yang, Shouyin Liu, Shuangkui Ge
Social networks play an important role in our daily lives. However, social ties are rather elusive to quantify, especially for large groups of subjects over prolonged periods of time. In this work, we first propose a methodology for extracting social ties from long spatio-temporal data streams, where the subjects are 17,795 undergraduates from a university of China and the data streams are the 9,147,106 time-stamped RFID check-in records left behind by them during one academic year. By several metrics mentioned below, we then analyze the structure of the social network...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517016/graphene-as-an-electrode-for-solution-processed-electron-transporting-organic-transistors
#4
Subir Parui, Mário Ribeiro, Ainhoa Atxabal, Roger Llopis, Fèlix Casanova, Luis E Hueso
Organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) are fundamental building blocks for plastic electronics such as organic photovoltaics or bendable displays with organic light emitting diodes, and radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags. A key part in the performance of OFET is the organic material constituting the channel. OFETs based on solution-processed polymers represent a new class of organic electronic devices. Recent developments in upscale solution-processed polymers have advanced towards high throughput, low-cost, and environmentally friendly materials for high-performance applications...
May 18, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483593/the-use-of-smart-technologies-in-enabling-construction-components-reuse-a-viable-method-or-a-problem-creating-solution
#5
Eleni Iacovidou, Phil Purnell, Ming K Lim
The exploitation of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for tracking and archiving the properties of structural construction components could be a potentially innovative disruption for the construction sector. This is because RFID can stimulate the reuse of construction components and reduce their wastage, hence addressing sustainability issues in the construction sector. To test the plausibility of that idea, this study explores the potential pre-conditions for RFID to facilitate construction components reuse, and develops a guidance for promoting their redistribution back to the supply chain...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476590/automating-mouse-weighing-in-group-homecages-with-raspberry-pi-micro-computers
#6
Omid Noorshams, Jamie D Boyd, Timothy H Murphy
BACKGROUND: Operant training systems make use of water or food restriction and make it necessary to weigh animals to ensure compliance with experimental endpoints. In other applications periodic weighing is necessary to assess drug side-effects, or as an endpoint in feeding experiments. Periodic weighing while essential can disrupt animal circadian rhythms and social structure. NEW METHOD: Automatic weighing system within paired mouse homecages. Up to 10 mice freely move between two cages (28×18×9cm) which were connected by a weighing chamber mounted on a load cell...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461902/effect-of-skin-dielectric-properties-on-the-read-range-of-epidermal-ultra-high-frequency-radio-frequency-identification-tags
#7
Dumtoochukwu O Oyeka, John C Batchelor, Ali Mohamad Ziai
This Letter presents an investigation of the effect of human tissue conductivity and permittivity on the performance of epidermal transfer tattoo ultra-high frequency radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags. The measurements were carried out on 20 individuals and the variations in the measured dielectric properties correlate well with variations in the measured tag read range on the individuals and to a lesser extent with their body mass index values. Simulation results also showed the effects of permittivity and conductivity on the designed resonance frequency of the RFID tag...
April 2017: Healthcare Technology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459815/the-improved-business-valuation-model-for-rfid-company-based-on-the-community-mining-method
#8
Shugang Li, Zhaoxu Yu
Nowadays, the appetite for the investment and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in RFID companies is growing rapidly. Although the huge number of papers have addressed the topic of business valuation models based on statistical methods or neural network methods, only a few are dedicated to constructing a general framework for business valuation that improves the performance with network graph (NG) and the corresponding community mining (CM) method. In this study, an NG based business valuation model is proposed, where real options approach (ROA) integrating CM method is designed to predict the company's net profit as well as estimate the company value...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420104/low-power-near-field-communication-methods-for-rfid-applications-of-sim-cards
#9
Yicheng Chen, Zhaoxia Zheng, Mingyang Gong, Fengqi Yu
Power consumption and communication distance have become crucial challenges for SIM card RFID (radio frequency identification) applications. The combination of long distance 2.45 GHz radio frequency (RF) technology and low power 2 kHz near distance communication is a workable scheme. In this paper, an ultra-low frequency 2 kHz near field communication (NFC) method suitable for SIM cards is proposed and verified in silicon. The low frequency transmission model based on electromagnetic induction is discussed...
April 14, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398809/tagging-of-test-tubes-with-electronic-p-chips-for-use-in-biorepositories
#10
Wlodek Mandecki, Wesley M Kopacka, Ziye Qian, Von Ertwine, Katie Gedzberg, Maryann Gruda, David Reinhardt, Efrain Rodriguez
A system has been developed to electronically tag and track test tubes used in biorepositories. The system is based on a light-activated microtransponder, also known as a "p-Chip." One of the pressing problems with storing and retrieving biological samples at low temperatures is the difficulty of reliably reading the identification (ID) number that links each storage tube with the database containing sample details. Commonly used barcodes are not always reliable at low temperatures because of poor adhesion of the label to the test tube and problems with reading under conditions of frost and ice accumulation...
February 23, 2017: Biopreservation and Biobanking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386198/a-novel-comprehensive-learning-artificial-bee-colony-optimizer-for-dynamic-optimization-biological-problems
#11
Weixing Su, Hanning Chen, Fang Liu, Na Lin, Shikai Jing, Xiaodan Liang, Wei Liu
There are many dynamic optimization problems in the real world, whose convergence and searching ability is cautiously desired, obviously different from static optimization cases. This requires an optimization algorithm adaptively seek the changing optima over dynamic environments, instead of only finding the global optimal solution in the static environment. This paper proposes a novel comprehensive learning artificial bee colony optimizer (CLABC) for optimization in dynamic environments problems, which employs a pool of optimal foraging strategies to balance the exploration and exploitation tradeoff...
March 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386187/biomimicry-of-symbiotic-multi-species-coevolution-for-discrete-and-continuous-optimization-in-rfid-networks
#12
Na Lin, Hanning Chen, Shikai Jing, Fang Liu, Xiaodan Liang
In recent years, symbiosis as a rich source of potential engineering applications and computational model has attracted more and more attentions in the adaptive complex systems and evolution computing domains. Inspired by different symbiotic coevolution forms in nature, this paper proposed a series of multi-swarm particle swarm optimizers called PS(2)Os, which extend the single population particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm to interacting multi-swarms model by constructing hierarchical interaction topologies and enhanced dynamical update equations...
March 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375959/rfid-continuance-usage-intention-in-health-care-industry
#13
Mohammad Iranmanesh, Suhaiza Zailani, Davoud Nikbin
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) has been proved to be an effective tool both for improving operational efficiency and for gaining competitive advantage in the health care industry despite its relatively low-usage rate in hospitals. The sustained use of RFID by health care professionals will promote its development in the long term. This study evaluates the acceptance continuance of RFID among health care professionals through technology continuance theory (TCT). Data were collected from 178 medical professionals in Malaysia and were then analyzed using the partial least squares technique...
April 2017: Quality Management in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297945/multifractality-in-individual-honeybee-behavior-hints-at-colony-specific-social-cascades-reanalysis-of-radio-frequency-identification-data-from-five-different-colonies
#14
Nicole S Carver, Damian G Kelty-Stephen
Honeybees (Apis mellifera) exhibit complex coordination and interaction across multiple behaviors such as swarming. This coordination among honeybees in the same colony is remarkably similar to the concept of informational cascades. The multifractal geometry of cascades suggests that multifractal measures of individual honeybee activity might carry signatures of these colony-wide coordinations. The present work reanalyzes time stamps of entrances to and exits from the hive captured by radio-frequency identification (RFID) sensors reading RFID tags on individual bees...
February 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295014/patl-a-rfid-tag-localization-based-on-phased-array-antenna
#15
Lanxin Qiu, Xiaoxuan Liang, Zhangqin Huang
In RFID systems, how to detect the position precisely is an important and challenging research topic. In this paper, we propose a range-free 2D tag localization method based on phased array antenna, called PATL. This method takes advantage of the adjustable radiation angle of the phased array antenna to scan the surveillance region in turns. By using the statistics of the tags' number in different antenna beam directions, a weighting algorithm is used to calculate the position of the tag. This method can be applied to real-time location of multiple targets without usage of any reference tags or additional readers...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282909/individual-ranging-behaviour-patterns-in-commercial-free-range-layers-as-observed-through-rfid-tracking
#16
Hannah Larsen, Greg M Cronin, Sabine G Gebhardt-Henrich, Carolynn L Smith, Paul H Hemsworth, Jean-Loup Rault
In this exploratory study, we tracked free-range laying hens on two commercial flocks with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology with the aim to examine individual hen variation in range use. Three distinct outdoor zones were identified at increasing distances from the shed; the veranda [0-2.4 m], close range [2.4-11.4 m], and far range [>11.4 m]. Hens' movements between these areas were tracked using radio frequency identification technology. Most of the hens in both flocks (68.6% in Flock A, and 82...
March 9, 2017: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282850/fully-printed-flexible-single-chip-rfid-tag-with-light-detection-capabilities
#17
Aniello Falco, Jose F Salmerón, Florin C Loghin, Paolo Lugli, Almudena Rivadeneyra
A printed passive radiofrequency identification (RFID) tag in the ultra-high frequency band for light and temperature monitoring is presented. The whole tag has been manufactured by printing techniques on a flexible substrate. Antenna and interconnects are realized with silver nanoparticles via inkjet printing. A sprayed photodetector performs the light monitoring, whereas temperature measurement comes from an in-built sensor in the silicon RFID chip. One of the advantages of this system is the digital read-out and transmission of the sensors information on the RFID tag that ensures reliability...
March 8, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269351/an-rf-based-wearable-sensor-system-for-indoor-tracking-to-facilitate-efficient-healthcare-management
#18
Yuzhe Ouyang, Kai Shan, Francis Minhthang Bui
To understand the utilization of clinical resources and improve the efficiency of healthcare, it is often necessary to accurately locate patients and doctors in a healthcare facility. However, existing tracking methods, such as GPS, Wi-Fi and RFID, have technological drawbacks or impose significant costs, thus limiting their applications in many clinical environments, especially those with indoor enclosures. This paper proposes a low-cost and flexible tracking system that is well suited for operating in an indoor environment...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269349/an-inductive-narrow-pulse-rfid-telemetry-system-for-gastric-slow-waves-monitoring
#19
Amir Javan-Khoskholgh, Zaid Abukhalaf, Ji Li, Larry S Miller, Mehdi Kiani, Aydin Farajidavar
We present a passive data telemetry system for real-time monitoring of gastric electrical activity of a living subject. The system is composed of three subsystems: an implantable unit (IU), a wearable unit (WU), and a stationary unit (SU). Data communication between the IU and WU is based on a radio-frequency identification (RFID) link operating at 13.56 MHz. Since wireless power transmission and reverse data telemetry system share the same inductive interface, a load shift keying (LSK)-based differential pulse position (DPP) coding data communication with only 6...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230583/evaluating-the-impact-of-radio-frequency-identification-retained-surgical-instruments-tracking-on-patient-safety-literature-review
#20
Kumiko O Schnock, Bonnie Biggs, Anne Fladger, David W Bates, Ronen Rozenblum
BACKGROUND: Retained surgical instruments (RSI) are one of the most serious preventable complications in operating room settings, potentially leading to profound adverse effects for patients, as well as costly legal and financial consequences for hospitals. Safety measures to eliminate RSIs have been widely adopted in the United States and abroad, but despite widespread efforts, medical errors with RSI have not been eliminated. OBJECTIVE: Through a systematic review of recent studies, we aimed to identify the impact of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology on reducing RSI errors and improving patient safety...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
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