Journal article

Measuring Mobility and Room Occupancy in Clinical Settings: System Development and Implementation

Gabriele Marini, Benjamin Tag, Jorge Goncalves, Eduardo Velloso, Raja Jurdak, Daniel Capurro, Clare McCarthy, William Shearer, Vassilis Kostakos

JMIR mHealth and uHealth | JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: The use of location-based data in clinical settings is often limited to real-time monitoring. In this study, we aim to develop a proximity-based localization system and show how its longitudinal deployment can provide operational insights related to staff and patients' mobility and room occupancy in clinical settings. Such a streamlined data-driven approach can help in increasing the uptime of operating rooms and more broadly provide an improved understanding of facility utilization. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to measure the accuracy of the system and algorithmically calculate measures of mobility and occupancy. METHODS: We developed a Bluetooth low energy, proximity-bas..

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Funding Acknowledgements

GM is supported by a PhD scholarship provided by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Data61.