Design of Concept for Transport and Monitoring of Biological Samples Using RFID Technology

  • Jozef HusárEmail author
  • Stella Hrehová
  • Patrik Kaščák
Part of the EAI/Springer Innovations in Communication and Computing book series (EAISICC)


This paper deals with implementation of RFID technology as a tool for monitoring transport of biological samples. The purpose of the article is to point out the possibilities of readability of RFID tags, which serve as a flag of transported biological samples that go to laboratory examinations. The work points to the design of a comprehensive solution for the implementation of RFID technology in healthcare. The first part consists of defining the basic components of tags, test tubes, middleware and antennas. Then, the principle of scanning and assigning the EPC code to the samples is briefly described. Subsequently, a range of hypotheses was established, and initial experiments focused on the readability of samples were carried out. Measurements of groups of ten test tubes placed in and outside the transport boxes were then performed. In the second stage of the experiments, the test tubes were filled with blood simulating liquid, and the same measurements were made at an antenna gate shift from 0.5 to 1 m. Such a system could eliminate the shortcomings that nowadays arise from incorrect barcode reading. The implementation of a new modern identification method, which would be compatible with the trend being launched within the Slovak Republic in the e-Health project aimed at the digitization of healthcare, also represents a significant contribution.


Medicine RFID Transport Test tube Monitoring systems 



The paper was created within the EUREKA (E!) project 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 Husár
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stella Hrehová
    • 1
  • Patrik Kaščák
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies, Department of Industrial Engineering and InformaticsTechnical University of KošicePrešovSlovak Republic

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