Personal Tracking in Hospitals by using Active RF-ID

Icen U. C., Herekoglu O., Ertas M.

Medical Technologies National Conference (TIPTEKNO), Antalya, Turkey, 27 - 29 October 2016 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


The applications of wireless communication system dramatically increase day by day. Nowadays, these technologies have been widely used in personal tracking. RFID is one of the most actively used technologies among them. Along with its effective use in daily life, it allows localization and personal tracking by using location detection algorithms. In this study, tracking of personal and patients in the hospitals has been performed by using this feature of active RF-ID system. Thus, by tracking personal within the hospital it is aimed to take mandatory actions for hygiene control at special locations where hygiene rules must be strictly followed. Within this context, a system has been designed for personal to fulfill his responsibilities at this regard. The tracking of movement of personal inside the hospital building and rooms has been performed by using this system and problems have been investigated.