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Tampa tech firm earns patent for system that tracks the location of a deceased person

August 12, 2021 - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued Tampa-based tech firm Syft a patent for its tech that tracks the location and status of a deceased person. Syft's management and tracking solution was created to helps hospitals ensure the safe and correct way of handling deceased patients. "Properly managing deceased patients is an essential task for hospitals, but unfortunately, many are relying on outdated and inefficient processes," CEO Todd Plesko said in a prepared statement. "The accelerated patient deaths due to Covid-19 exposed significant vulnerabilities that hospitals have related to ensuring the proper management of deceased patients." 

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