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Patient Tracking System

Gamboa, H. ; Silva, ; Silva, H.

Patient Tracking System, Proc ICST International Conf. on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, Munich, Germany, Vol. , pp. 1 - 2, March, 2010.

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This paper describes a wireless wearable sensing system designed to monitor patients within a building in real-time on a continuous basis. The device automatically provides alarms to caregivers, based on biosignals measured by sensors integrated on a necklace worn by each patient. The device detects heart rate, involuntary falls, and location of the patient within a building. It also has a manual call button. The system is now in its prototype phase and has two main goals: improve the quality of care for the patients; and save care-givers' time.