Fujitsu and Sapporo Shirakaba-dai Hospital are testing a new epaper based patient tagging system

Last July Fujitsu announced a new Patient Guidance System which was based on clip on badges with color epaper screens. That system has just been deployed to Sapporo Shirakaba-dai Hospital in Sapporo, Japan.

The idea here is that the badges will direct patients to their next appointment, and help guide them from examination rooms to diagnostic testing rooms. The badge is integrated into the hospital’s electronic medical record system, and hopefully detailed information is going to be delivered to the individual patient’s badges.

The badges have a color epaper screen but they also have a wireless component. I’m not sure how that is supposed to reduce battery life, but Fujitsu boasted that the badges have impressive power savings, even lasting a full week on a single charge.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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