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System for indoor person localization in a healthcare setting.

Elsten, J.M. (2020) System for indoor person localization in a healthcare setting.

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Abstract:The pressure on the current healthcare system worldwide is increasing. People are living longer resulting in more residents in nursing homes to look after. Additionally, nursing homes are moving towards a more open approach for closed departments where elopements occur more often further increasing pressure on the employees. At the same time, technologies develop rapidly making computer vision, internet of things and artificial intelligence interesting fields of research for incorporation into healthcare settings. Loogisch B.V. shares this point of view and is looking into further developments of these technologies for their customers in the healthcare sector. As a result a system needs to be designed that provides localization capabilities in a nursing home. Through interviews and a State-Of-The-Art investigation requirements and possible solutions where formed which resulted in the design of system for person identification without the need for a wearable. The system consists of a camera streaming a videofeed to a small computer where faces are compared to a known database and in case of a positive identification nurses are notified through an existing notification platform widely available. This platform also provides own appliances for localization and tracking with wearables suited for assets making it a suitable total solution for indoor localization in a healthcare setting. The design has been tested by testing the different parts of the system separately and in the end as a combined system. The research led to a working prototype which can be used as a proof of concept and opens other possibilities for further development of the system and introduction to modern technologies.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:53 electrotechnology, 54 computer science
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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