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  • Mini RFID Device Stores Personal Medical Data, Makes It Instantly Accessible

    Mini RFID Device Stores Personal Medical Data, Makes It Instantly Accessible

    Japan-based chemical and tech company Asahi Kasei has developed a small healthcare product that should make life for paramedics, emergency doctors (and patients) easier: the portable device (pictured) makes it possible to instantly access all medical data on a specific person with a PC or smartphone, via RFID. Read More

  • Sony IC Card Tech Helps Keep Track Of Seniors

    Japan has the world’s oldest society, which apparently makes some companies see unique business opportunities. Sony Japan now decided to introduce [JP, PDF] an IC card system that helps families check where their elderly relatives currently are. The way it works is that the person in question carries a special IC card that can be easily read by special scanners (pictured). Read More

  • Sony's FeliCa Launcher lets you use smartcards and phones on your PC to launch websites

    Even though virtually unknown in the US or Europe, Sony’s Felica technology, mainly materialized in the form of a contactless RFID smart card or a chip built into cell phones), is used for electronic payment by millions of people on a daily basis. Now users in Japan (one of the main markets apart from Hong Kong and Singapore) get to use it for other things (and on computers), too. Read More