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2018 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PerCom Workshops) (2018)
Athens, Greece
March 19, 2018 to March 23, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-5386-3228-4
pp: 439-441
Brad Kennedy , School of Engineering, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1, Canada
Graham W. Taylor , School of Engineering, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1, Canada
Petros Spachos , School of Engineering, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1, Canada
ABSTRACT
Patient tracking is an important component toward creating smart cities. In this demo we use Bluetooth Low Energy beacons and single board computers to track patients in the emerging field of smart care facilities. Our model utilizes a fixed scanner moving transmitter method for wireless tracking of patients through the facility. The data collected by all scanners is stored within a central database that is designed to be efficiently queried. We show how inexpensive components in conjunction with free open source software can be used to implement a patient tracking system. We focus on the pipeline between acquisition and display of the location data. Additionally, we also discuss the manipulation of the data required for usability, and optional filtering operations that improve accuracy.
INDEX TERMS
Servers, Databases, Protocols, Measurement, Pervasive computing, Bluetooth, Wireless communication
CITATION

B. Kennedy, G. W. Taylor and P. Spachos, "BLE Beacon Based Patient Tracking in Smart Care Facilities," 2018 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PerCom Workshops)(PERCOM WORKSHOPS), Athens, Greece, 2018, pp. 439-441.
doi:10.1109/PERCOMW.2018.8480315
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