The Concept of Implementing NFC Identification Technology for Transporting and Monitoring of Biological Samples

  • Jozef HusarEmail author
  • Lucia Knapcikova
  • Patrik Kascak
  • Matej Hrabcak
Conference paper
Part of the EAI/Springer Innovations in Communication and Computing book series (EAISICC)


This article deals with the implementation of NFC technology as an instrument for monitoring the transport of biological samples from sampling point to laboratory. The aim is to accelerate and digitize processes associated with identifying, sampling and transporting samples for laboratory testing. This article includes a proposal of hardware solution for NFC technology linked with a software proposal and measurement verification. In the hardware solution, transport rout, components and technology are comprehensively described. In the software solution, patient information sentence has been proposed, which includes all information written to NFC tag. Patient information sentence is consist from 130 characters and writes to NTAG 213 NFC Transponder on laboratory tube. Part of this article also includes the results of realized experiments verifying the implementation of NFC technology. In this article, we have tried to present a common variant of a simple freely available NFC technology.


Biological sample Transport NFC technology Identification 



This article was created to support the project named EUREKA-E!11158 U-health – Auto-ID technology and the Internet of Things to enhance the quality of health services.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jozef Husar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lucia Knapcikova
    • 1
  • Patrik Kascak
    • 1
  • Matej Hrabcak
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies with a Seat in Prešov, Department of Industrial Engineering and InformaticsTechnical University of KošicePresovSlovakia
  2. 2.Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies with a Seat in Prešov, Department of Technical Systems Design and MonitoringTechnical University of KošicePrešovSlovak Republic

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