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WISER Tech Helps Stem Coronavirus Contagion in Care Facilities

By Ken Briodagh
March 26, 2020

Following successful tests in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living centers, and other healthcare facilities in 2019, WISER Systems has said it is accelerating demonstrations and installations of its wireless solution for infectious disease prevention, monitoring, and probability modeling in healthcare settings.

WISER, a developer of ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless location and tracking systems, said that it is trying to help hospitals and other healthcare facilities that do not have reliable technologies to show the real-time movements of medical staff, patients, and visitors, and to track when healthcare professionals visit one patient or another in a nearby bed.

WISER’s healthcare solution is reportedly designed to deliver precise real-time positioning, detailed location histories, and virtual geofences for use in healthcare applications. And the company said that administrators can use this system to track perimeter adherence, objects or people moving through decontamination protocols, or proximity interactions between medical staff, patients, visitors, and medical implements likely to be contaminated.

WISER first tested this solution for an application tracking C. diff in a large research hospital in California. Previous to this, WISER validated its Locator system for more general location and tracking purposes in hospitals, mental health facilities, and assisted living centers.

“We have a state-of-the-art solution that could be invaluable to those working on the front lines of this global pandemic,” said Elaine Rideout, CEO, WISER. “The WISER Locator can pinpoint in-person contact within six feet—typically within inches—and the system logs date, time, and duration of contact. This data will be invaluable when it comes to preventing the spread of disease and knowing who to quarantine. Historic data will help researchers explore and better understand how specific diseases spread. It will also help prevent unauthorized access to triage and staging areas or quarantined zones. Generating these kinds of data is our focus at WISER Systems, and we want the world to know about it.”

Ken Briodagh is a storyteller, writer and editor with about two decades of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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