Nurse call system wirelessly extended to care home grounds

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Healthsense, a Minnesota-based aging services technology company, using software developed by Ekahau, a provider of Wi-Fi-based real time location systems, supports a wireless nurse call system consisting of 475 pull cords distributed in private residences and common areas throughout the Goodwin House Alexandria community. The Wi-Fi system also supports 100 lightweight call pendants that residents can wear around their necks if they choose. When a resident needing assistance activates the pendant, the software tracks the resident’s location throughout the community’s 619,207 square feet of building space and anywhere on the grounds. An alert, giving the resident’s precise location, is immediately sent to Wi-Fi phones carried by staff members. Interesting development, dull press release.