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Ultra Wideband Real-time Locating System for tracking people and devices in the operating room

  • Position tracking within the OR could be one possible input for intraoperative situation recognition. Our approach demonstrates a Real-time Locating System (RTLS) using the Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology to determine the position of people or objects. The UWB RTLS was integrated into the research OR at Reutlingen University and the system’s settings were optimized regarding the four factors accuracy, susceptibility to interference, range, and latency. Therefore, different parameters were adapted and the effects on the factors were compared. Goodtracking quality could be achieved under optimal settings. These results indicate that a UWB RTLS is well suited to determine the position of people and devices in our setting. The feasibility of the system needsto be evaluated under real OR conditions.

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Author of HS ReutlingenMcGlone, Simon; Junger, Denise; Himpel, Benjamin; Burgert, Oliver
Erschienen in:Current directions in biomedical engineering
Publisher:De Gruyter
Place of publication:Berlin
Document Type:Article
Year of Publication:2022
Tag:Real-Time Locating System; Ultra Wideband; research OR; tracking
Page Number:4
First Page:101
Last Page:104
DDC classes:570 Biowissenschaften, Biologie
Open Access?:Ja
Licence (German):License Logo  Creative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International