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RiceBeads RFID Instrument Tracking

Time: 2018-05-28
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Category: RFID
Product Details

RiceBeads RFID tag is now the most advancedsmallestanti-metal, UHF RFID tags. Together with BoundTable powered by BoundField Technology, it provides the best solution for routine traceability of instrument reprocessing in CSSD and instruments counting in operation room to comply with gs1 and UDI standards and regulations. It could also be applied to asset management of other metal tools in various scenarios.



RiceBeads RFID tag is specially designed for single instrument tracking, and a great step foward than QR codes. Thanks to the superb processing technology from Japan, it realizes the ultra-high frequency near-field resonance circuit in the tiny size of rice bead by micro-carving technology.


It ensures the reading distance of this tiny tag is the same as the tags with 10 times larger size (e.g. standard RFID near-field tags Impinj J41, J51, Alien9613, etc.)

Comparison to QR Codes

RFID tags have a lot advantages comparing to QR codes:

1. Batch Reading. Hundreds of instruments with RFID tags can be read and identified in few seconds, while it'll take you 10 - 15mins to scan the QR codes one by one.

2. Blind Operation. Instruments can be read at any positions or place, but for QR coded instruments, QR code must be found and place the code in front of the scanner, and the QR is tiny that you may need to adjust the distance and positions a few times to get a successful reading.


Why BoundField Technology?

BoundField Technology provides the most accurate reading area of RiceBeads RFID tags to ensure no interference with other RFID readers even if two BoundTables are placed side by side, preventing instruments from other readers or passing by to be read by the designated reader.


How Could It Be Applied to Existing Instruments?

For existing instruments in your CSSD, a special medical grade glue will be provided with a special tool to glue the RiceBeads tags to the instruments. The glue is specially designed to withstand the ultrasonic washing, washer disinfectors, dryers, steam sterilization, VH2O2 (plasma) sterilizers and all other routine reprocessing means. Color of the glue can be customized to differentiate instruments from different departments, or different facilities.


I'm from Hospital

If you would like to apply RiceBeads and BoundField RFID technology to your traceabilty process, you may contact us for our local service provider to provice you a total solution.


I'm Tracking System Manufacturer

We're open to work with all tracking system manufacturers to build connectivity to our BoundTable with APIs, and therefore provide access to instruments with RiceBeads tags. If your system is already capable to provide tracking to single instruments, you may contact us for how to provide a better tracking experience to your customers.


I'm A Surgical Instruments Manufacturer

If you're planning to get your instruments in compliance with UDI and gs1 standards with build-in RFID tags instead of QR codes, we're ready to provide you with a total solution to build the RiceBeads tags inside the instruments to provide the best inventory, logistics and reprocessing traceability experience to your end users. All you need to do is to prepare a 5x2.5x1.5mm (1.5mm deep) pit on your instruments where it won't affect handling or surgeons. 

Instruments with built-in RFID tags are the future. Don't wait for the future to come, be the future!



World's smallest UHF RFID tag.


Withstands steam   sterilization,

 detergent and   disinfecting chemicals, ultrasonic 

washing, etc.


Perfect reading performance   regardless 

the material, size of   instrument, 

also location of the RFID tag.





UHF RFID Metal Tag

(Applicable to both metal &   non-metal objects)

UHF RFID Metal Tag

(Only for metal objects)

Size (mm)


100 times of RiceBeads’ size

10 times of RiceBeads’ size

Thickness (mm)




Reading performance is   related to the size of object?




Reading performance is related   to the location of tag?




Reading performance is related   to the material of object?




Suitable for non-metallic   materials?





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