RFID has gained wide-spread popularity in an extensive variety of industrial and consumer application domains. Innovative industrial applications and published academic research in business, however, still remain at a low level. Inspired by its unprecedented nature to provide instantaneous item-level information covering almost every corner in a supply chain, we investigate the potentials of RFID specifically in the business arena. Our research focuses on (but not limited to) the following three problems: building theoretical models, investigating IT strategies and discussing social and economical issues.

Internet of Things
The Internet of Things has been the subject of many publications and conferences over the past 5 years. After connecting people, this new internet revolution consists in connecting objects. The result should be the creation of a wireless network, connecting entities of any type (people or devices), anytime and anywhere. Many sectors are currently working on its possible applications: mobile, software, healthcare industries… The RFID European Lab has been involved in various projects related to this question

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Ambient Technologies
  An ambient system is in a position to record data from the real world, analyze it and to respond flexibly. The system also adapts the individual needs of the user and can introduce new devices into the system. Typical applications are found in logistics, particularly in supply chain management, but also in education and training processes as well as in the health sector.
Within the RFID European Lab the development of real learning and knowledge environments has been processed prototypically. Another field of application, the potential use of ambient intelligence in hospitals has been investigated as well.

Industries: Healthcare
    Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is one of the most promising information system technologies for the health care industry today and in the immediate foreseeable future. Many experts and researchers consider that RFID should improve the tracking of patients, medical personnel, drugs, and equipment, decrease medical errors, provide positive identification of patients and medications, secure the access of sensitive places in hospitals, provide patients with safer medications and last but not least, it can facilitate better information management. The RFID European Lab addresses these questions by analyzing empirical data gathered within several hospitals. 

Medication preparation application developped at Robert Debré Hospital