Ever since some jackass got an RFID implant in his hand, every geek on the planet has been itching to get one. After all, if you could open your front door or turn on a CD player with the wave of your hand, wouldn’t you get the procedure done? Of course you would. Unless of course, the Mafia is going to chop your hand off for gambling debts you owe.
A Pittsburg-based company called ClearCount Medical Solutions is now using RFID chips inside surgical sponges to prevent loss inside human cavities during surgery. Did you know that one in every 1000 surgeries ends with a misplaced sponge? Not cool. ClearCount’s new system should keep a hold on things inside the OR when your surgeon is losing his or her cool.