Non-invasive guest monitoring for a hospital | S. Luigi Gonzaga (DEA)

Problem:

Located in the province of Turin, the Department of Emergency and Acceptance (DEA) of theSan Luigi Gonzaga' Hospital was looking for a wireless guest monitoring system of their patients and, at the same time, of a registration and transmission of alarms and the position of the facility's medical staff.

Solution:

In order to respond effectively to the customer's requirements, the system was composed as follows: a single installation (4 Desktop PCs with D-TECT software on board, D POS ferrite antennas and REPO+ repeater) on which two different types of devices (UDAT and D-ATOM) transmit their data.

Patients in the facility are equipped with a UDAT wrist transmitter. Whenever the electromagnetic field of a ferrite antenna is intercepted D POSthe UDAT transmitter sends via the REPO+ repeater the position to the PC Desktop.

At any time, the operator can consult the PC software to view the latest events transmitted by UDAT transmitters and thus locate/locate the last intercepted antennas.

This system guarantees both the total freedom of movement for the patientboth its easy, fast and accurate localisation.

The D-ATOM wrist transmitters supplied to doctors, silently register (without transmission) the intercepted D-POS ferrite antennas, and transmit the IDs of the last 2 intercepted antennas only in combination with the call alarm (button press).

Again, the position information, together with the call, is transmitted (either directly or via a REPO+ repeater) to the D-TECT software, displayed on the 4 PCs; the operator will display an alarm message together with the identifiers of the last 2 intercepted antennas, thus locating the doctor.

Neat guest monitoring: the key factors

The main advantage of the system is its scalabilityadditional room and peripheral devices can be added at any time. passage controlas the central management part is already in place.

The system uses a social radio frequency; this dedicated frequency is specially designed to avoid overlapping or disturbance to medical equipment such as pacemakers.

All peripheral devices have a battery power supply with a minimum duration of 3 yearswhile the central repeater parts operate with mains power and in the event of a power failure with a backup battery to ensure continuous operation.

The last key factor in choosing the system Neat was the ease and simplicity of installation, which took a total of less than four hours and therefore in no way disrupted the operations of the healthcare staff and hospital centre.

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