O2 to showcase latest phone innovation

2 June 2009 — 10:09 AM

The technology could help those in need of healhcare visits

O2 has announced a new initiative to make use of Near Field Communications (NFC) technology in the treatment of patients and has unveiled plans to showcase its intentions at an industry conference this week.

Running until June 4th, the INSITE09 event will feature a project called the ecoTECH Low Carbon Smart House which is equipped with O2 Homecare's NFC technology capable of helping those who need assisted living services.

It is claimed the system will offer remote carers the option to download patient records and care requirements by swiping enabled mobile phones over tags installed in the home and can also detail visits and appointments for the patient.

"Call backs and appointments can also be requested quickly and easily by touching the patient's phone to an NFC tag. The patient can then select their preferred options from a drop down menu," O2 states.

The network recently launched the Joggler, a Wi-Fi enabled device designed to make home life easier for families.

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