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By Beth Bacheldor

Stanley Healthcare Announces Smaller RTLS Badge

Stanley Healthcare has announced the release of the T14 patient/staff badge for its AeroScout MobileView Wi-Fi-based real-time location system (RTLS) designed to track the locations and status of assets and individuals. Stanley Healthcare's RFID badges feature battery-powered RFID tags, each of which has a unique ID number linked to data regarding the wearer in the MobileView software. The tag employs the Wi-Fi protocol to transmit 2.4 GHz signals at preset intervals.

The T14 is the smallest and lightest badge for adults from Stanley Healthcare, weighing only 0.56 ounce (16 grams), a 44 percent reduction from the previous patient badge, according to Stanley Healthcare. It supports bi-directional radio transmissions, the company reports, thereby enabling over-the-air reprogramming of the badge for rapid and secure modification of the use case or firmware upgrades. In addition to leveraging standard Wi-Fi for location, the badge supports bay- and room-level location, providing flexibility to meet a variety of use cases. The T14 can be attached via a standard hospital wristband for patient use, or a badge clip for staff use, and has an IP 67 rating, meaning it is water- and dust-resistant. It also features a rechargeable battery, as well as a dual-color LED for positive feedback to button presses.

The T14 badge can be used to locate both patients and staff members in real time, and features a call button enabling patients to summon assistance in case of duress or distress. With the ability to locate personnel at the room level, Stanley Healthcare says, the T14 supports automation of nurse-call response documentation, via integration between the MobileView software and a hospital's nurse-call system, and also enables accurate capture of hand-hygiene events from compatible dispensers, as well as the correlated entrance and exit of employees in patient rooms.

The T14 badge is available now.

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