In Japan, mini RFID charm offers instant access to medical data

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For consumers with serious health conditions, getting key medical information into the right hands at the right time can mean the difference between life and death. That was the inspiration for the Press Don't Panic device we featured late last year, and it has also led to the creation of a new RFID-enabled charm from Japanese Asahi Kasei. When trouble befalls someone possessing one of Asahi Kasei's charms, medical personnel can easily use the device to view critical medical information about its owner. Asahi Kasei's forthcoming 3-by-3-cm device is based on Sony's FeliCa smart card technology, which is already in…

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