We’re sure who you are, and — oops, you’re dead.

JAMA — Abstract: Electromagnetic Interference From Radio Frequency Identification Inducing Potentially Hazardous Incidents in Critical Care Medical Equipment, June 25, 2008, van der Togt et al. 299 (24): 2884

Health care applications of autoidentification technologies, such as radio frequency identification (RFID), have been proposed to improve patient safety and also the tracking and tracing of medical equipment. However, electromagnetic interference (EMI) by RFID on medical devices has never been reported.

There are probably ways to make readers that won’t shut off or reset other piece of medical equipment, but eek.

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