Deployment of a wireless sensor network to support and optimize logistical processes in a clinical environment

Conference: RFID Systech 2010 - European Workshop on Smart Objects: Systems, Technologies and Applications
06/15/2010 - 06/16/2010 at Ciudad, Spain

Proceedings: RFID Systech 2010

Pages: 7Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Pflaum, Alexander; Meier, Fritz; Muench, Ulli (Fraunhofer SCS, Center for Intelligent Objects ZIO, 90411 Nuremberg, Germany)
Fluegel, Christian; Gehrmann, Volker; Hupp, Juergen (Fraunhofer IIS, Embedded Communication, 90441 Nuremberg, Germany)
Sedlmayr, Martin (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, Chair for Medical Informatics, 91054 Erlangen, Germany)

The paper describes the development and the deployment of a wireless sensor network to support and optimize logistical services within a hospital. The deployment consists of a whole system that serves as a generic platform, which can be easily adapted to new scenarios. This is shown on two disparate scenarios: handling and management of blood products (patient safety) and management of mobile medical devices (asset management). The focus of the paper are the smart objects, a wireless sensor network which serves as mediator between real world (activities, environment and linked objects), the information systems and the people.