Real-Time Locating System based on Infonaut’s Intelligent Platform for Hospitals at George Brown College
Every year 250,000 Canadians suffer from Hospital-Acquired Infections, also known as “superbugs.” Of these, 8,000-12,000 die. We know that one of the most effective measures to slow the spread of these superbugs is also the simplest: good hand hygiene. Yet, hand-hygiene compliance rates in hospitals are as low as 40%.
Infonaut Inc. is working with George Brown College to research and develop a Real Time Locating System (RTLS) using Geographic Information system (GIS) technology for use in healthcare and hospital settings. The project involves installing and implementing a GIS and RTLS infrastructure in the Simulated Practice Centre (SPC) at the Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing. RTLS are starting to enter mainstream use in hospital and healthcare settings.
- Infonaut Inc.
- Khalid Danok, PhD.
- Community Wellness, Health & Education
- Design for the Smart Economy