Cadi Scientific

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Cadi Scientific
Industry Hospital & Healthcare
Founded 2003
Founder Dr Goh Zenton (Chief Executive Officer)
Neo Sian Sheng (Chief Operating Officer)
Ng Hon Cheong (Chief Technology Officer)
Dr Lim Soh Min (Chief Marketing Officer)
Headquarters Singapore
Products Active Radio-frequency identification

Cadi Scientific is a Singapore-based healthcare technology company that develops and markets wireless sensing and tracking devices base on active Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology for healthcare institutions.[1][2] Key corporate shareholders of the company include National University of Singapore Technology Holdings, SPRING Singapore and WhiteRock Medical Company. Cadi Scientific is known in the Singapore Healthcare market for its Cadi SmartSense System that is designed for tracking patients' real-time locations for automating workflow as well as monitoring patients' temperatures automatically to reduce nurses' workload.

Wireless temperature monitoring technology[edit]

Using Active RFID technology, the company developed its flagship ThermoSensor, a coin-sized battery-powered temperature sensor, to wirelessly measure body temperatures in a hospital setting. The ThermoSensor revolutionizes the way body temperatures are measured. Several clinical trials had been conducted in hospitals (including Singapore General Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Tuen Mun Hospital and Union Hospital) successfully. The complete system named Cadi SmartSense Wireless Temperature Monitoring System had obtained the medical CE certification and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance.[3]

Location tracking technology[edit]

As the ThermoSensor was built based on RFID technology, the sensor was later customized into a 2-in-1 tag for Tan Tock Seng Hospital to be used also for patient location tracking. Tan Tock Seng Hospital is the first hospital that has operationally deployed the system on all 1200 inpatients in Dec 2006 for patient location tracking. The hospital then extended the system for both wireless temperature monitoring and location tracking on all inpatients since December 2008 after the detailed successful clinical trial.[4][5][6][7]

A variation of the active RFID tags were also deployed in the largest hospital in Singapore, Singapore General Hospital, for enterprise-wide patient location tracking only. The hospital deployed the location tracking system operationally for all 1600 inpatients integrated with Allscripts Patient Flow solution in May 2009 to optimize bed management process from admission to discharge.[8]

Tag-to-tag communication technology[edit]

Using state-of-the-art active RFID tag-to-tag communication technology, another variation of the active RFID tags allows infant-mother and infant-cot matching. Prince Court Medical Centre, Thomson Medical Centre, Bangkok Hospital, Singapore General Hospital, KK Women's and Children's Hospital and Gleneagles Hospital were the first few hospitals that deployed the Cadi SmartSense RFID Infant Safety system to ensure that the right mother is matched to the right baby and/or right baby is put into the right cot.[9][10]

Board of directors[edit]

Chairman of Cadi Scientific is Professor Bernard Tan Tiong Gie. The board of directors consists of Professor Bernard Tan Tiong Gie, Dr Goh Zenton, Mr Neo Sian Sheng, Mr Ng Hon Cheong, Dr Lim Soh Min, Dr Henry Cheng, Mr Bobby Lim, Mr Goh Boon Seong, Mr Manfred Seah and Mr William Crothers.[11]


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