Abstract: Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a term that is used to describe a system that transfers the identity of an object or person wirelessly, using radio waves. It falls under the category of automatic identification technologies. It is a new generation of Auto Identification and Data collection technology which helps to automate business processes and allows identification of large number of tagged objects like files, books, using radio waves. This paper proposes the RFID based Smart Shelf which helps to access files in the hospitals easily. The proposed system is based on the RFID readers and passive RFID tags that are able to electronically store the information that can be read by using a RFID reader. This system would be able to identify the location of the files, issue and return the files via RFID tags.
Keywords: Radio Frequency Identification Technology, RFID tags, RFID readers.