Enhancing healthcare quality with RFID innovations for the sterile goods cycle

October 13, 2020

Article Courtesy of Avery Dennison Singapore



Surgical instruments are a challenge for today’s RFID technology: made of stainless steel, they are delicate, and are sterilized at extreme temperatures (up to 121°C/250°F). Tiny, super-high frequency tags (SHF, 5.8 GHz) are needed to create a digital copy of the sterile goods cycle.

Funded by the European Union's Regional Development Fund and the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, the project is being carried out by a consortium including Smartrac, ID4us, IT4process, and several university hospitals and scientific bodies.

The project’s unpretentious name is DAST (Digitales Abbild des Sterilgutkreislaufs mittels Transpondertechnik), which means "Digital copy of the sterile goods cycle using transponder technology.” 

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