31 July Tracking of Endoscopes in Hospitals July 31, 2020 By Julia Lachmann healthcare |Bluetooth Low Energy|, |server based|, |geofencing| 0 With an asset tracking solution, endoscopes in hospitals can be reliably located and inventoried. It also serves to prevent theft. At a glance localization and status information of endoscopes in hospitals theft protection through geofencing utilization analysis Problem Definition Endoscopes are often stored in different, unmarked places as frequently used objects of daily use in hospitals. As a result, they are often searched for a long time or even lost. Particularly when it comes to stocktaking, this often results in major problems in the bookkeeping, as the assets actually identified differ from those recorded. Solution By using a tracking solution, the location of endoscopes in the hospital, including relevant information, can be viewed at any time. The position of the tools is displayed on a digital building map. In addition, the tracking solution provides an automatic and continuous inventory of all endoscopes in the hospital. In addition to the current position, other relevant data such as the purchase date, type of endoscope, the department assigned to the object, last cleaning date and the value of the object can be stored. By analyzing the movement data of the endoscopes, it is also possible to identify bottlenecks and uncover potential for optimization. The tracking solution can also increase the theft protection of the endoscopic tools. As soon as an endoscope leaves a predefined area, this is registered and an automatic warning is sent to the responsible station personnel. This also has a preventive character, as the inhibition threshold for theft increases significantly. Technical Implementation Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacons are attached to the endoscopes with the help of shrink tubing. infsoft Locator Beacons are attached to ceilings or walls at regular intervals within the storage room and record the data of the endoscopes. In addition, there are infsoft Locator Nodes per floor, which are mounted in the corridors and connected to the network. The BLE beacons transmit signals at regular intervals, which are received by the infsoft Locator Beacons. The information is then forwarded from the Locator Beacons to the Locator Node. This Node sends the data to the infsoft LocAware platform® where the position is determined. The position of the objects can be tracked with spatial accuracy in infsoft Tracking and motion profiles can be analyzed in infsoft Analytics. Use Case PDF for Download Get the white paper for free Great introduction to the topic of indoor positioning Download Related Articles Indoor Navigation and Asset Tracking in Hospitals In healthcare facilities, the use of an intelligent tracking system allows for asset localization as well as wayfinding throughout the hospital building. Read More Patient Monitoring and Tracking in Hospitals With the help of an Indoor Positioning System (IPS) a complete monitoring of the vital signs of a patient without data loss and additional set-up times can be guaranteed. This increases safety and ensures better patient and staff satisfaction. Read More Indoor Tracking of Patients in Hospitals Using an indoor positioning system (IPS) and condition sensors, hospital staff can check whether bedridden patients are getting out of their sleeping position and leaving bed. In addition, the system offers the possibility of detecting a patient's fall and intervening immediately. Read More Load Carrier Tracking in Logistics This use case by infsoft describes how load carrier tracking can contribute to increased efficiency of logistics chains. Read More Asset and Personnel Tracking in Tunneling This use case by infsoft describes the use of a tracking system on tunnel construction sites. Read More Workpiece Carrier Tracking With the help of a tracking solution, the location of workpiece carriers in production facilities and the processing time per work step can be tracked. Read More Comments are closed.