Ambient Media and Systems. Second International ICST Conference, AMBI-SYS 2011, Porto, Portugal, March 24-25, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

RFID-Based System for Tracking People: Approaches to Tagging Demented Patients

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-23902-1_8,
        author={Aleksandar Matic and Venet Osmani and Oscar Mayora},
        title={RFID-Based System for Tracking People: Approaches to Tagging Demented Patients},
        proceedings={Ambient Media and Systems. Second International ICST Conference, AMBI-SYS 2011, Porto, Portugal, March 24-25, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={AMBI-SYS},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={RFID indoor tracking monitoring patients tagging patients},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-23902-1_8}
    }
    
  • Aleksandar Matic
    Venet Osmani
    Oscar Mayora
    Year: 2012
    RFID-Based System for Tracking People: Approaches to Tagging Demented Patients
    AMBI-SYS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-23902-1_8
Aleksandar Matic1,*, Venet Osmani1,*, Oscar Mayora1,*
  • 1: CREATE-NET
*Contact email: aleksandar.matic@create-net.org, venet.osmani@create-net.org, oscar.mayora@create-net.org

Abstract

RFID technology has proven to be an effective solution in many applications for monitoring demented patients. However, its wider acceptance is still limited by prohibitive deployment costs, technological limitations and privacy concerns. In this paper, an RFID-based indoor tracking system was analyzed regarding an additional barrier of RFID’s acceptance which is an issue of choosing an appropriate strategy for tagging patients. This includes making the trade-off between technological constraints, healthcare staff’s routines and the fact that patients with dementia may tend to remove foreign objects.