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IoT to track assets and equipment

Asset tracking

Hospitals and health facilities range from some of the most complex buildings to doctor surgeries. There are many items that can be tracked with IoT technologies

  • Laundry Tracking – logistic tracking of laundry
  • Access Control – controlling access to buildings and areas that need to have restricted access.
  • Equipment tracking – portable medical equipment to patient used equipment such as wheelchairs crutches etc.
  • Single-Use Items – Inventory Tracking/Out of Stocks
  • Surgical Tools-Tool Tracking with Sterilisation & Autoclave/Returnable Asset Tracking
  • Patient & Staff Tracking – People/Attendee Tracking

There are a number of different types of technologies that can be used for tracking with each one dependent on requirements of the application. Common technologies used in tracking are Radio frequency identification (RFID), GPS, Bluetooth beacons and LoRa.

If you would like to know more about CENSIS activity in this sector, let’s talk.

Health and social care

Asset tracking is one of the health and social care subjects explored in our CENSIS FutureTech programme.

This is an area where Internet of Things (IoT) technologies could deliver huge benefits and enhance people’s lives.


Sector knowledge

Within the FutureTech programme, CENSIS met with people from different sectors to hear their ideas about the transformative potential of IoT.

IoT technology will transform business operations across Scotland and impact every sector of the economy.


5 subject areas

The Scottish Government-funded FutureTech workshops were held across Scotland throughout 2019 in the subject areas of

  • Food and drink
  • Health and social care
  • Smart towns and cities
  • Transport
  • Tourism

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