FAQ

What does Gentag do?

Gentag sells devices and licenses technology to the healthcare and consumer industries. The company’s first patent describing personal wearable wireless sensors was filed in 1997. Since then, we have developed a unique, groundbreaking suite of Near Field Communication (NFC) and optical sensor technologies for virtually any consumer or healthcare application. Gentag makes custom wearable NFC sensors, skin patches, and innovative disposable diagnostic devices with Internet of Things (IoT) applications for the healthcare, consumer, pharmaceutical, and food industries.

Do the NFC Skin Patches require a special reader?

No. Gentag’s disposable wireless sensors can be read by any NFC-enabled smartphone, tablet, or custom NFC reader. Apple recently opened the iPhone to NFC, meaning that the technology can be used anywhere, and with all major cell phone brands.

What frequencies does Gentag use?

Gentag currently uses three stand-alone wireless sensor platforms operating from 13.56 MHz to 2.4 GHz, allowing read ranges from inches to several miles, depending on the location or market application.

Can the Gentag technologies be used in hospitals?

Yes. Gentag combines 13.56 MHz sensor mobile readers with WiFi to communicate the data directly to any hospital server. The 13.56 MHz frequency is accredited for medical uses worldwide.