EmbedRF position tracking and mobility assessment system: A low-power and low-cost system for passive assessment of patient health in a home health-care setting

Peter G. Jacobs, Anindya S. Paul, Eric A. Wan

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Abstract

We present a new real-time indoor mobility assessment and location tracking system designed for long-term monitoring of patient health within a home or health-care setting. The system is being designed as a collaboration between EmbedRF LLC and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and is comprised of (1) a patient-worn tag mounted on the wrist, ankle or belt, (2) a number of access points positioned around the home or health-care building that communicate wirelessly with each other and with the tag, (3) a hub that consists of an access point connected to a laptop computer, used to wirelessly communicate with the tag and access points, aggregate the information and perform the tracking and mobility assessment algorithm, and finally (4) a web server that receives information from the hub and sends notification and alarm messages to health care professionals to provide real-time tracking and to indicate the patient health status. The system is capable of operating in two modes: a tag-based multi-patient mobility assessment mode in which the tag is worn by the patient(s), and a tag-free single-patient tracking mode that requires zero compliance by the patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication24th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation 2011, ION GNSS 2011
Pages1499-1506
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event24th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation 2011, ION GNSS 2011 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Sep 19 2011Sep 23 2011

Publication series

Name24th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation 2011, ION GNSS 2011
Volume2

Other

Other24th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation 2011, ION GNSS 2011
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period9/19/119/23/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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