'Real-time Location Systems, RTLS in healthcare - what is this all about?
RTLS solutions are designed to track and trace assets, patients, and selected staff members in a real-time as they are on the move. So-called "tags" come in different forms, shapes, and durability and help locate the target object or person based on different technologies (e.g. Infrared, Bluetooth, or existing WiFi). RTLS solutions are used across many industries - including automotive, life science, consumer goods - and cover a broad range of application scenarios. RTLS in healthcare particularly supports tracking and tracing of hospital equipment as well as patient and staff tracking.