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Retracing Steps in Time

Magazine article Information Today

Retracing Steps in Time

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Waiting for an appointment or queuing up can be a taxing experience. But imagine a system that can track waiting time in a hospital emergency room or key military training operations to provide more efficient service.

Less than a year after the FCC approved Ubisense's ultra-wideband technology, the company is adding about seven new clients a month to its current list of 60. Companies are finding inventive ways to track usage, spot bottlenecks, and fix system inefficiencies. For example, to monitor the efficiency of an emergency room, patients could be given an Ubisense sensor (about the size of an iPod nano) to wear when they check in at the reception desk. The sensor would monitor their movements and the amount of time they spend waiting to see a doctor. The sensor-driven technology provides real-time data that can be viewed in 2-D or 3-D within 1-foot accuracy. The resulting analytics can paint a portrait of any system in action.

According to Jay Cadman, Ubisense's vice president of sales and marketing, this technology can be used in a range of environments, from reception desks in healthcare facilities to Department of Defense training centers. …

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