Making smart living smarter

Making smart living smarter

Alastair Hanlon, chief commercial officer at PragmatIC Semiconductor (Cambridge, UK) discusses low-cost RFID, flexible electronics and sensors as technological foundations for truly smart living.

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How could NFC tech transform healthcare packaging?

 How could NFC tech transform healthcare packaging?

A recent partnership between Avery Dennison Smartrac, PragmatIC Semiconductor and Schreiner MediPharm has seen the three companies combine their specific areas of expertise to leverage the power of near-field communication (NFC) technology in smart packag

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Tech companies release low-cost flexible NFC drug labels

Tech companies release low-cost flexible NFC drug labels

Pharmaceutical firms have begun applying Schreiner MediPharm labels with built-in Avery Dennison inlays and PragmatIC flexible ICs to medications, enabling users to authenticate drugs, capture product information and ensure proper usage.

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Releasing pressure on pathology services: RFID has the key

Releasing pressure on pathology services: RFID has the key

With the NHS continuing to struggle as it responds to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and the effects that COVID-19 disease is having on a heavy workload, Gillian Ewers examines the advantages that RFID and a transport and tracking system offer.

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Ultra-low-cost flexible ICs make possible trillions of smart objects

Ultra-low-cost flexible ICs make possible trillions of smart objects

The word “pragmatic” is defined as “dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations."

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