WLAN-based real-time asset tracking system in healthcare environments

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Abstract

In the busy and crowded environment of health care, accurate location information of mobile medical devices and personnel (e.g. patients or physicians) is often a major challenge. In this paper, we present a real-time asset tracking system deployed within a hospital clinic setting, which tracked a set of mobile assets using small WiFi tags. The deployed system utilized radio signals received from wireless access points to estimate location of tagged assets. The system performed with resolution of within 1.5 meters, which is an acceptable range in such an environment. We developed a web-based graphical interface and a data management system which was capable of tracking and reporting status of an asset and providing an alert signal when it moved out of a designated area. Additionally, detailed logs of asset tracking information were available for archival purposes. This deployment demonstrates the feasibility of a Wi-Fi based positioning system in dynamic medical environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication3rd IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2007
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event3rd IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2007 - White Plains, NY, United States
Duration: Oct 8 2007Oct 10 2007

Publication series

Name3rd IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2007

Conference

Conference3rd IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2007
CountryUnited States
CityWhite Plains, NY
Period10/8/0710/10/07

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Wireless local area networks (WLAN)
assets
Wi-Fi
Radio systems
Health care
Information management
Personnel
available information
radio
personnel
physician
time
health care
management

Keywords

  • Asset tracking
  • Wi-Fi positioning
  • Wireless local area networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Youn, J-H., Ali, H. H., Sharif, H., Deogun, J. S., Uher, J., & Hinrichs, S. H. (2007). WLAN-based real-time asset tracking system in healthcare environments. In 3rd IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2007 [4390865] (3rd IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2007). https://doi.org/10.1109/WIMOB.2007.4390865

WLAN-based real-time asset tracking system in healthcare environments. / Youn, Jong-Hoon; Ali, Hesham H; Sharif, Hamid; Deogun, Jitender S; Uher, Jason; Hinrichs, Steven Heye.

3rd IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2007. 2007. 4390865 (3rd IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2007).

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

Youn, J-H, Ali, HH, Sharif, H, Deogun, JS, Uher, J & Hinrichs, SH 2007, WLAN-based real-time asset tracking system in healthcare environments. in 3rd IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2007., 4390865, 3rd IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2007, 3rd IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2007, White Plains, NY, United States, 10/8/07. https://doi.org/10.1109/WIMOB.2007.4390865
Youn J-H, Ali HH, Sharif H, Deogun JS, Uher J, Hinrichs SH. WLAN-based real-time asset tracking system in healthcare environments. In 3rd IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2007. 2007. 4390865. (3rd IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2007). https://doi.org/10.1109/WIMOB.2007.4390865
Youn, Jong-Hoon ; Ali, Hesham H ; Sharif, Hamid ; Deogun, Jitender S ; Uher, Jason ; Hinrichs, Steven Heye. / WLAN-based real-time asset tracking system in healthcare environments. 3rd IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2007. 2007. (3rd IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2007).
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