Healthcare's Location Awareness Paradigm Identified

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Ultra-Wideband radio frequency location systems identified as the Best Solution to meet healthcare industry's new location requirements. Industry leaders Parco Merged Media Corp and Time Domain weigh in from the physics perspective of scalable, precision location technology in healthcare.

The Medical Connectivity blog (Medical Connectivity) posted a whitepaper today issued by Integra Systems Inc. titled "Leveraging existing wireless networks for location tracking. The issues and concerns surrounding this design model." The blog provides news, analysis, speculation and opinion on workflow automation in health care, medical device connectivity and related topics. The document uses physics to critically review the healthcare industry's "location awareness paradigm" for tracking information from the two fastest growing wireless tracking segments: WiFi and UWB.

The paper critically examines the physics problems facing traditional industrial, scientific and medical radio frequencies which have previously been used to build locating systems. Also addressed are concerns with tag longevity and communication reliability. Included within the document are several graphical illustrations that effectively demonstrate the bandwidth and other physical constraints that cannot effectively be addressed within existing communication infrastructures.

The paper highlights the ease by which new tracking systems will emerge that use ultra-wideband radio frequency technology for precision location tracking.

Additional information on various companies as follows:

Parco Merged Media

Time Domain Corp.

Integra Systems Inc.

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