Real time localization of assets in hospitals using QUUPA indoor positioning technology

M.F.S. van der Ham, S. Zlatanova, E. Verbree, R. Voute

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At the most fundamental level, smart buildings deliver useful building services that make occupants productive. Smart asset management in hostipals starts with knowing the whereabouts of medical equipment. This paper investigates the subject of indoor localization of medical equipment in hospitals by defining functional spaces. In order to localize the assets indoors, a localization method is developed that takes into account several factors such as geometrical influences, characteristics of the Quuppa positioning system and obstructions in the indoor environment. For matching the position data to a real world location, several location types are developed by subdividing the floor plan into location clusters. The research has shown that a high-performance level can be achieved for locations that are within the high-resolution range of the receiver. The performance at the smallest subspaces can only be achieved when having a dense distribution of receivers. Test cases that were defined for specific situations in the test-area show successful localization in these subspaces for the majority of the test data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
EditorsS. Zlatanova, R. Laurini, M. Baucic, M. Rumor, C. Ellul, V. Coors
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2016
Event1st International Conference on Smart Data and Smart Cities: 30th UDMS - Split, Croatia
Duration: 7 Sep 20169 Sep 2016
Conference number: 30


Conference1st International Conference on Smart Data and Smart Cities
Abbreviated titleUDMS


  • smart buildings
  • indoor localization
  • positioning
  • BLE
  • space subdivision
  • asset management


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