Working toward its goal of leading NFC adoption in the U.K., O2 is conducting trials of NFC technology in the health care and entertainment sectors.
O2 is testing NFC technology to protect visiting health care workers in the field. It has equipped 120 health care workers with NFC handsets for remote community care access. Workers can access patient records on their handsets and log their whereabouts when they are visiting patients to increase their safety while making house calls.
O2 is also using the service to revolutionize portable toilets at this year’s O2 Wireless Festival, in July. VIP guests will be able to access reserved toilet cubicles by swiping NFC wristbands across a sensor on the door. Around 300 guests at the festival will have access to the “luxury” toilets.