Mother of all se­cu­rity de­vices

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS -

TECH­NOL­OGY to stop new­born ba­bies be­ing ab­ducted or ac­ci­dently mis­matched to the wrong mother in the nurs­ery is be­ing rolled out in Amer­i­can hos­pi­tals and may come to Aus­tralia in the near fu­ture.

Baby’s iden­ti­fi­ca­tion wrist bands can be em­bed­ded with wire­less tech­nol­ogy to track move­ment from just mo­ments af­ter the child is born.

The sys­tem is sim­i­lar to the tag­ging tech­nol­ogy used for high-risk pa­tients, in­clud­ing those in psy­chi­atric wards and de­men­tia units.

The tech­nol­ogy will be pre­sented at next week’s “Every­thing IoT Global Lead­er­ship Sum­mit” to be held at Syd­ney’s Tech­nol­ogy Park.

IoT stands for In­ter­net of Things, which means wire­less data col­lect­ing de­vices em­bed­ded in ev­ery­day ob­jects which can send and re­ceive data to the in­ter­net.

IoT is set to rev­o­lu­tionise health care, ac­cord­ing to key­note speaker and IoT con­sul­tant Wendy Car­roll, the for­mer gen­eral man­ager of Healthdi­rect Aus­tralia.

Ms Car­roll said baby se­cu­rity is just one ap­pli­ca­tion.

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