Title: Distributed Signal Strength based Indoor Localization Algorithm for Use in Healthcare Environments
Authors: Wyffels, Jeroen ×
De Brabanter, Joseph
Crombez, Pieter
Verhoeve, Piet
Nauwelaers, Bart
De Strycker, Lieven #
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Series Title: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics vol:18 issue:6 pages:1887-1893
Abstract: In current healthcare environments, a trend towards
mobile and personalized interactions between people and nurse
call systems is strongly noticeable. Therefore it should be possible
to locate patients at all times and in all places throughout the care
facility. The present article aims at describing a method by which
a mobile node can locate itself indoors, based on signal strength
measurements and a minimal amount of yes/no decisions. The
algorithm has been developed specifically for use in a healthcare
environment. With extensive testing and statistical support, we
prove our algorithm can be used in a healthcare setting with
an envisioned level of localization accuracy up to room revel (or
region level in a corridor), while avoiding heavy investments since
the hardware of an existing nurse call network can be reused. The
approach opted for leads to very high scalability, since thousands
of mobile nodes can locate themselves. Network timing issues and
localization update delays are avoided, which ensures a patient
can receive the needed care in a time and resources efficient way
Description: cooperation between KU Leuven (DraMCo
Research Group) and Televic NV.
ISSN: 2168-2194
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:ESAT- TELEMIC, Telecommunications and Microwaves
Electrical Engineering (ESAT) TC, Technology Campuses Ghent and Aalst
Technologiecluster ESAT Elektrotechnische Engineering
Formerly "Departement Industriële Wetenschappen - TM M"
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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