GENTAG Inc., a technology company specializing in wireless sensory technology, has announced that it has been awarded two new patents from the U.S. government. The patents will allow the company to build up its portfolio with telecommunications companies who are looking to make use of NFC technology. GENTAG’s new patents cover a series of disposable wireless sensors that are designed to be used with the next generation of mobile devices, all of which are expected to be NFC compatible. Furthermore, the second patent GENTAG was awarded covers the development of a skin patch, which will be able to interact with smart phones.
GENTAG’s NFC-enabled skin patches would hold a wealth of information, all of which could be access from a smart phone. The patches could be used to store contact information, medical records and a list of food allergens. Mobile devices capable of interacting with the NFC patches can gain access to this information should the owner approve. Such technology could be useful for those with chronic illnesses who may find themselves in an emergency and unable to communicate with medical personnel.
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The company’s other patent allows for the development of wireless sensors that will be used in mobile commerce. Given the growing popularity of NFC technology in this sense, GENTAG may be poised to establish a strong lead in an industry that is still struggling to take its first steps.