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Challenges and issues of geolocation in clinical environment

Issom, David-Zacharie
Wodia Mendo, Laetitia
Published in Studies in health technology and informatics. 2012, vol. 180, p. 447-51
Abstract Reaching a good indoor geolocation without deploying extensive and expensive infrastructure is a challenge, because satellite positioning system is not available indoors. Geolocation could be of major use in healthcare facilities; to help care providers, visitors and patients to navigate, to improve movements and flows efficiency or to implement location-awareness systems. A system able to provide the location of a person in a hospital requires precision, multi-floors and obstacles management and should also perform in basements and outdoors. Such system needs also to be insensitive to environmental variations occurring in a hospital. These changes may be various kinds of obstacles. These can be the displacement of metallic objects, metallic machines, strong magnetic fields or simply human displacement. A system conforming to the above requirements can also answer various security questions, operational workflow management but also assist movement of people.
Keywords EnvironmentGeographic Information SystemsPatient Identification SystemsSwitzerlandTelemedicine
PMID: 22874230
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ISSOM, David-Zacharie et al. Challenges and issues of geolocation in clinical environment. In: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 2012, vol. 180, p. 447-51. doi: 10.3233/978-1-61499-101-4-447 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:31473

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