A Study of Dementia Patient Care Monitoring System Based on Indoor Location Using Bluetooth Beacon

블루투스 비콘을 활용한 실내위치기반 치매환자 모니터링 시스템에 관한 연구

  • Kwon, Dae-Won (Dept. of Public Health Administration, Suseong College)
  • 권대원 (수성대학교 보건행정과)
  • Received : 2015.12.11
  • Accepted : 2016.02.20
  • Published : 2016.02.28


In this study, a dementia patient care monitoring system is suggested that uses a wearable type bluetooth beacon to prevent them from going missing. This system shows whether the patients stay within the manageable area and sends a warning message to their monitoring managers' or guardians' smart devices when they leave it. The feature of the system is that it provides the service based on indoor location that makes the beacon worn by dementia patients continuously transmit their location information to the managing server through the smart terminal installed indoors or in hospitals and that enables the monitoring managers or the guardians to receive messages sent from the server that tell the patients' whereabouts through their smart devices. The system suggested in this paper is believed to be a system that effectively contributes to the prevention of the dementia patients' going astray from the hospitals and facilities where they are taking care.


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