Electronic tags track roaming hospital equipment

日期:2019-03-08 09:04:05 作者:于害 阅读:

HOSPITALS in the UK and US have resorted to tagging their medical equipment and using indoor tracking systems to monitor its whereabouts, to cut down on the time nurses spend trying to locate misplaced kit. One such system, developed by UK-based Airetrak, uses small battery-powered tags that last for up to seven years. The tags emit a unique radio signal that is picked up by the hospital’s Wi-Fi network. Staff can use the signal strength of the tags to track equipment to a particular room. The tags also emit ultrasound, so if staff still can’t find the equipment,