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Cost-effective RSSI Wi-Fi Positioning Solution for Ambulatory Patient Monitoring Devices

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Catherwood, P, Zech, T and McLaughlin, JAD (2010) Cost-effective RSSI Wi-Fi Positioning Solution for Ambulatory Patient Monitoring Devices. In: LAPC2010, Loughborough University. Loughborough University. 4 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel patient location solutionusing an RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator)fingerprinting method, integrated into an ambulatory patientmonitoring device. Results show that patients can be located in apedestrian-rich environment to a typical accuracy of 2m in realtimewith only a basic training sequence for the system. Inaddition, coupled with accelerometer, ECG and respiration ratetechnology, medical staff can know exactly where a patient islocated and what medical requirement to expect when they getthere; e.g., requirement for defibrillation equipment, first aiddue to a fall, etc. This offers a robust and dependable wirelesssystem that increases patient safety and freedom, while allowingclinicians ability to meet patients’ needs in a flexible way.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Poster)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:16527
Deposited By:Mr Philip Catherwood
Deposited On:02 Dec 2010 15:41
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 10:52

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