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 technologies for Near Field Communication (NFC). Gentag makes custom, high-performance NFC smartphones, wearable NFC sensors and skin patches, and mobile SensorLinkers that collect data from wireless sensors on a patient, encrypt the data, and relay it directly to our customers’ data centers.

Do the NFC Skin Patches require a special reader?

No. Gentag disposable wireless sensors can be read by NFC-enabled smartphones or by the Gentag SensorLinker. While Gentag NFC phones and SensorLinkers incorporate high-performance NFC technology, any NFC-enabled smartphone can read the sensors.

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.