28 November Indoor Navigation for Helios Clinic Erfurt 2 MIN READ November 28, 2019 By Gina Wurms general posts |indoor navigation|, |beacons|, |use case|, |healthcare| 0 This month marked the launch of the Helios Navi – an indoor navigation solution for the Helios Clinic in Erfurt. The free app for iOS and Android can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play. In addition, there are stationary terminals on site where visitors and patients can get an overview of the location, search for destinations and find the fastest route to get there. Indoor Navigation via Terminal (Photo: Helios Klinikum Erfurt) A number of points of interest such as hospital wards, therapy centres, consultation and patient rooms, cafeterias or toilets can be found inside the Helios Navi. With the help of the solution, visitors and patients arrive quickly, stress-free and directly at their destination. Additionally, relevant information such as consultation and opening hours are available. The event Long Night of Sciences, which took place in Erfurt earlier this month, provided a good setting for officially presenting the Helios Navi to a large number of people. The highlights of the programme included exciting insights into various specialist areas, surgical simulation with robots and a teddy clinic for the children. The app and the kiosk system helped numerous visitors to easily find their way around the clinic and arrive at the desired event on time. Indoor Navigation via Smartphone (Photo: infsoft) Technology In order to realize an indoor navigation via smartphone, a client-based solution is implemented. For this purpose, iBeacons are installed at regular distances throughout the hospital. The current location can then be determined reliably on smartphones on which the Helios Navi app is installed and the Bluetooth function is activated. Future extension of the solution In the future, the application will also be available for other Helios clinics and the functionality will be expanded. For example, a navigation solution for employees and external service providers will be added. Since these groups of people spend time working in areas of the hospital that are not publicly accessible, there are different requirements for the solution. Also, the solution will receive a connection with the Helios patient portal. Employees of the hospital will be able to access additional functions. These include the possibility to track assets within the hospital. The staff will be able to locate and retrieve relevant assets (wheelchairs, mobile medical devices, etc.) more quickly and easily. At the same time, the respective assets can be protected against theft. The solution can also be used to protect high-risk patients. Further Links Download the App for iOS und Android here. Further insights into the fields of application and the benefits of indoor positioning in healthcare can be found in the following blog post: How RTLS can revolutionize healthcare See a demonstration of the Helios Navi in the following video by Helios clinic Erfurt. Get the white paper for free Great introduction to the topic of indoor positioning Download Related Articles Indoor Navigation & Indoor Positioning Using Bluetooth Indoor navigation & indoor positioning using Bluetooth – learn more about the pros & cons. Read More Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation Using Wi-Fi Positioning using GPS does not work reliably inside buildings as there is no visual contact with the GPS satellites. A good alternative is indoor positioning using Wi-Fi. An additional advantage compared to GPS is the possibility to determine the current floor level. Read More Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation: 7 Use Cases Indoor positioning and indoor navigation: We show you 7 use cases from aviation, public transport, healthcare, tourism, industry, trade fair and retail. Read More Indoor Navigation, Indoor Positioning and Location-Based Services Using VLC (Visible Light Communication) Indoor navigation, indoor positioning and location-based services using VLC (visible light communication). Read More "Indoor GPS" - Techniques for Indoor Positioning Without Using GPS Techniques for indoor positioning without using GPS - learn more about Indoor GPS in our blog. Read More Step-By-Step: Successful Indoor Navigation Setup The successful setup of an indoor navigation can be realized with just a few steps. We take you on a short tour and offer you a step-by-step guide. Read More Comments are closed.