Hospitals, for the most part, are not fun places to be. They’re stressful environments, and most people would rather be doing anything else than sitting in a waiting room for hours. Fujitsu seems to understand this, as their new registration system is trying to get rid of those long uncomfortable waits. They’re new electronic check-in process is pretty amazing: patients simply insert a registration card into a special holder with an e-ink display, which then analyzes their medical history and patient info and wirelessly alerts them  as to what time a doctor or nurse can see them. In the meanwhile, you can leave the hospital, as long as you stay in the wireless range. Sounds good to me. The service starts in February 2011.


Chris Gullo