Bluetooth Low Energy Based Indoor Location System For Use In Houses and Small Buildings - A Sub-system in a Medical Application
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The general population is ageing, and not enough people are choosing careersin healthcare to satisfy the increasing demand. Technological advances couldbe a good way to meet this challenge, by creating new tools and increasingefficiency. This could potentially free up resources in hospitals and nursinghomes, which could be directed at other critical tasks. One suggestion isto use technology to allow elderly to stay longer in their own homes, ratherthan having them move to nursing homes. This could have a positive effecton both the health care system, and the elderly by giving them an increasedfeeling of independence. In this thesis, a prototype of a Bluetooth Low Energy based indoor locationsystem was developed and tested. This location system was thought to be asub-system of a larger health house system meant to help elderly people tostay longer in their own homes, and was based on the work done in a prestudy.A discussion based on the system from the pre-study was conducted,the system was altered based on this discussion and one instance of thelocation system was implemented. A testing plan was made and the system tested. The initial setup did notperform as well as expected. Two new setups were devised and tested totry and improve the results. Both of the new setups showed improvementcompared to the initial setup, and one of the significantly so.