Direction finding signage system using RFID for healthcare applications

Nitin Sharma, Jong-Hoon Youn, Neeraj Shrestha, Hesham H Ali

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Abstract

In this paper, we develop a direction signage system that helps a patient to navigate within a health care center effectively without any wait time hassles. This wireless system identifies any patient with a RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tag along the hallways and guides them towards their preferred destination. The patient scans a tag with a reader and expresses a destination of interest to the information desk. This information is communicated to the central station, which in turn computes the shortest path to the destination and sends the direction to the display device associated with the reader that scanned the tag. In addition to providing directions, it also performs tracking and monitoring of patients as they navigate. The system evaluation concludes that it is a cost-effective, robust, scalable and easy-to-integrate solution resulting in reduced wait-time for the patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBioMedical Engineering and Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationNew Development and the Future - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2008
Pages900-904
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 17 2008
EventBioMedical Engineering and Informatics: New Development and the Future - 1st International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2008 - Sanya, Hainan, China
Duration: May 27 2008May 30 2008

Publication series

NameBioMedical Engineering and Informatics: New Development and the Future - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2008
Volume1

Conference

ConferenceBioMedical Engineering and Informatics: New Development and the Future - 1st International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2008
CountryChina
CitySanya, Hainan
Period5/27/085/30/08

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Radio direction finding systems
Health care
Radio frequency identification (RFID)
Display devices
Monitoring
Costs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering

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Sharma, N., Youn, J-H., Shrestha, N., & Ali, H. H. (2008). Direction finding signage system using RFID for healthcare applications. In BioMedical Engineering and Informatics: New Development and the Future - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2008 (pp. 900-904). [4548801] (BioMedical Engineering and Informatics: New Development and the Future - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2008; Vol. 1). https://doi.org/10.1109/BMEI.2008.250

Direction finding signage system using RFID for healthcare applications. / Sharma, Nitin; Youn, Jong-Hoon; Shrestha, Neeraj; Ali, Hesham H.

BioMedical Engineering and Informatics: New Development and the Future - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2008. 2008. p. 900-904 4548801 (BioMedical Engineering and Informatics: New Development and the Future - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2008; Vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sharma, N, Youn, J-H, Shrestha, N & Ali, HH 2008, Direction finding signage system using RFID for healthcare applications. in BioMedical Engineering and Informatics: New Development and the Future - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2008., 4548801, BioMedical Engineering and Informatics: New Development and the Future - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2008, vol. 1, pp. 900-904, BioMedical Engineering and Informatics: New Development and the Future - 1st International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2008, Sanya, Hainan, China, 5/27/08. https://doi.org/10.1109/BMEI.2008.250
Sharma N, Youn J-H, Shrestha N, Ali HH. Direction finding signage system using RFID for healthcare applications. In BioMedical Engineering and Informatics: New Development and the Future - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2008. 2008. p. 900-904. 4548801. (BioMedical Engineering and Informatics: New Development and the Future - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2008). https://doi.org/10.1109/BMEI.2008.250
Sharma, Nitin ; Youn, Jong-Hoon ; Shrestha, Neeraj ; Ali, Hesham H. / Direction finding signage system using RFID for healthcare applications. BioMedical Engineering and Informatics: New Development and the Future - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2008. 2008. pp. 900-904 (BioMedical Engineering and Informatics: New Development and the Future - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2008).
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