Hospital Indoor tracking system

Indoor tracking systems

Ripples-IOT - Indoor tracking systems and solutions for hospitals

Ready to deploy solutions for hospitals. Enhance patient experience, reduce operating expenses and increase productivity.

 5 years of battery life for outdoor/indoor tracking systems

The batteries in the tags/anchor tags and sensors, used for department location data collection, need to last at least five years to ensure that the deployment can reach the desired return on investment (ROI).  Even longer battery life can be achieved by using sensors triggered data collection, such as motion, methods or less frequent reporting intervals.

5 minute transmission interval

For most needs of indoor tracking systems, location data is up to date with 5-minute reporting intervals for indoor tracking systems. In most cases, even 5-, 10- and 30-minute intervals are enough. It is possible to collect the data even more frequently. This will have an effect on the power consumption on the wireless anchors and asset tags.

Most of the time sensor triggered data collection is recommended. The system collects the data when a change in the network happens. Benefits of wireless sensor triggered data collection include:

  • Lowers the power consumption
  • Decreases the load in data management operations in backend systems.
5 square meter accuracy inside hospitals and clinics

Use cases in hospitals. Space require the accuracy of a person’s visual environment which means roughly 2.5-5-meter accuracy, zone or room accuracy. That is ample enough to reduce the time used in searching for the assets in a large area, like an office building, specialty hospital or a production shop floor.

For hospital assets that require more accuracy, an easy and affordable solution is to add e.g. an LED light to the asset tag, that can be lit to guide the nurse of attender to recognize the equipment they are looking for in the area with 2.5-meter location accuracy.

Indoor tracking systems & TCO for hospitals

The easy deployment also means lower costs of maintenance. Anyone in the organization can do the installation and there is no need to hire expensive trade experts to perform the deployment. Wireless anchors also mean zero wirings at the time of installation. Safety in construction sites can be achieved by deploying the Bluetooth beacons inside the worker helmets

There are ways to lower the TCO per tag per m² per year even more:

  • Using our lower-cost sensor tags will influence the total price of the tracking and that can keep the price in the lower cents per m² per year for the entire solution, not only the infrastructure.
  • When considering the price, also a greater number of tags will lower the price per tag. Volume pricing is key.
  • Less frequent reporting will also lower the Total Cost of Ownership of the infrastructure.

Each use case is unique in terms of the needed reporting interval or sensor triggering method, the accuracy, and battery life expectations. The 2.5-10-5 method acts as a baseline, but to ensure a successful deployment that fits the customers’ requirements, all the points can be altered. Whatever the use case, supply chain logistics, hospitals, hotels or manufacturing, the costs will keep in the lower tens of cents per square meter per operational year.

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