Bayu January 6, 2020 0 Comments

With the help of an indoor positioning system (IPS), medical devices in a clinic can be tracked, persons can be located and protected, and the freedom of movement of dementia patients can be controlled.

  • real-time localization of equipment & beds including condition monitoring
  • real-time localization of staff & patients
  • mobile emergency call via beacon wristband
  • protection of areas due to automated door control


A large clinical complex with several hundreds of thousands square meters has a lot of departments. Medical equipment (such as mobile X-ray machines or ECG devices) is frequently undetectable, either because the lending list is not up-to-date or because it is stolen or has been removed from the area by mistake. Bed management is another challenge many hospitals are facing. Disposition and localization of beds are often difficult to control and plan.

Furthermore, in clinics, medical emergencies of patients or threatening situations dealing with patients with aggression potential can occur at any time. In such cases, the nurse concerned is not always able to get help quickly enough. This also applies to patients moving freely within the building, who do not always manage to make themselves noticed in emergency situations.

The care sector is concerned with another problem: Demented people are often accommodated here, who must be prevented from leaving the facility unnoticed.


The medical equipment and the hospital beds are tracked via indoor positioning. All employees have access to the position data via app or browser application. Information on the condition can also be registered (e.g. occupied, cleaned, damaged). If a medical device / bed should be prevented from leaving a certain area, an alarm is set for that case. Since each bed is identifiable, it can be registered at any time if a bed has been moved to a patient’s room, the cleaning department or the workshop. Subtasks can be delegated to the cleaning and maintenance department.

To protect the hospital staff, employees are equipped with a Bluetooth transmitter, which can be used to trigger an alarm in emergency situations at the touch of a button. The location of the person concerned is immediately sent to colleagues and / or security personnel. This possibility of triggering a mobile emergency call can also be useful for patients moving freely within the building.

In the care sector, a tracking system ensures optimal protection and the freedom of movement of dementia patients. The patient can be denied access to certain areas by triggering an electric door lock. This also simplifies organizational processes in the facility.