2nd International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

Tagging for Nursing Care

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        author={J.  Bravo and R.  Herv\^{a}s and Carmen Fuentes and G. Chavira and S. W. Nava},
        title={Tagging for Nursing Care},
        proceedings={2nd International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        keywords={ubiquitous Computing Ambient Intelligence Context-Awareness RFID NFC Healthcare Visualization.},
  • J. Bravo
    R. Hervás
    Carmen Fuentes
    G. Chavira
    S. W. Nava
    Year: 2008
    Tagging for Nursing Care
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2008.2515
J. Bravo1,*, R. Hervás1,*, Carmen Fuentes2,*, G. Chavira3,*, S. W. Nava3,*
  • 1: MAmI Research Lab, Castilla La-Mancha University, Ciudad Real, Spain.
  • 2: General Hospital of Ciudad Real, Ciudad Real, Spain.
  • 3: Facultad de Ingeniería A. N. S., Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, Tampico, México.
*Contact email: bravo@uclm.es, ramon@uclm.es, mcarmenfg@gmail.com, gchavira@uat.edu.mx, snava@uat.edu.mx


Today, more and more hospitals manage patient records using computer support. Hospital personnel, however, are complaining increasingly about the complications involved in using healthcare applications. Dealing with complexity is a waste of valuable time that could be better dedicated to patient care. In this work, we present a proposal which seeks to adapt Near Field Communication technology (NFC) for nursing care. This consists of a combination of RFID and mobile phones. We propose that information management problems be solved with a single interaction by contact.