Indoor positioning systems reach ‘tipping point’

Indoor positioning systems reach ‘tipping point’

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Healthcare, technology and applications providers gather for Indoor Location Leadership Conference at CIMIT, the Center for the Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology. As the GPS is transforming business, industry and everyday life with applications as diverse as in-vehicle navigation, coastal zone management and aircraft noise impact reduction, so may newly advanced indoor positioning systems (IPS) improve the ways healthcare providers plan for, deliver and measure the effectiveness of patient care. This was noted by Nathaniel Sims, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), keynote speaker at the first annual Indoor Location Leadership Conference, sponsored by IPS developer Radianse, Inc., formerly Sentinel Wireless, Inc. Radianse hosted healthcare providers and medical solutions providers at the Center for the Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT) this week for an interactive discussion on the future of wireless indoor location technologies. CIMIT, where clinicians and technologists converge to improve healthcare, often works with young companies through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.