Cost-effective RSSI Wi-Fi Positioning Solution for Ambulatory Patient Monitoring Devices

P Catherwood, T Zech, JAD McLaughlin

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This paper presents a novel patient location solutionusing an RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator)fingerprinting method, integrated into an ambulatory patientmonitoring device. Results show that patients can be located in apedestrian-rich environment to a typical accuracy of 2m in realtimewith only a basic training sequence for the system. Inaddition, coupled with accelerometer, ECG and respiration ratetechnology, medical staff can know exactly where a patient islocated and what medical requirement to expect when they getthere; e.g., requirement for defibrillation equipment, first aiddue to a fall, etc. This offers a robust and dependable wirelesssystem that increases patient safety and freedom, while allowingclinicians ability to meet patients’ needs in a flexible way.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
PublisherLoughborough University
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-7305-2
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2010
EventLAPC2010 - Loughborough University
Duration: 9 Nov 2010 → …


Period9/11/10 → …


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