RF Identification tag to gauze

Problem:Circulating nurse and surgical technician has to manually count the surgical sponges/gauzes in the disposal bin.

NEED Statement: Introduce a Radio-Frequency Identification tag micro-fabricated to the gauzes to count automatically.

Beneficiary: Surgeon, Assistant surgeon, Patient, Circulating Nurse


  • Autocount is facilitated with a RF code scanner placed over disposal bin
  • This system has ability to count multiple sponges at once without separation
  • Requires no line of sight technology preventing separating out the soiled sponges from the bin


  • Deadly mistake like leaving gauge inside patient’s body can be avoided
  • Less workload for circulating nurse and surgical technician

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