Wireless Medical Devices with Highly Accurate Indoor Positioning Improve Safety, Efficiency & Patient Satisfaction
1.9.2021 | Author: Anssi Saarela, Senior Manager, Bittium
Monitoring or treating patients using wireless, battery-powered medical devices helps to solve many healthcare challenges. Critical health data is transmitted in real time from hospital beds as well as from outpatient setting. This not only increases the efficiency and reach of healthcare, but also the comfort and safety of the patients. However, to maintain an overview of the medical infrastructure in hospitals and clinics and, above all, to be able to quickly act in emergencies, it is imperative that the medical staff knows exactly where the required medical equipment is located at all times. Our R&D team works in cooperation with location technology specialist Exafore to ensure just that by supporting medical technology manufacturers in the development of such new and innovative solutions. In this blog post we have summarized the benefits that can be gained from combining innovative wireless medical devices with indoor positioning and the requirements such solutions should meet.