The use of RFID-based temperature sensors to measure temperature represents a change from the manual methods used in the past. Such sensors can be conveniently used for continuous monitoring of critically-ill patients, patients with infectious diseases, and patients with fever. In particular, they can be used to enable timely treatment of patients whose body temperature lies outside the normal range. At the same time, they can help the hospital to reduce not only the costs of labor and consumables but also the chances of infection arising from people-to-people contact. Currently, the use of RFID technology in healthcare is still in its early stages of development, but the prospects look promising. There is a need for further research and development in this area.
满祎, 陈敏亚 (Man Y, Chen M). 基于RFID 技术的体温传感器在医院的应用 (The use of RFID-based body temperature sensing in a hospital) [in Chinese]. 中国数学医学 (China Digital Medicine) 2011; 6(10):25–27.