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Miami hospital turns to WiFi triangulation for smartphone mapping app

Published May 10th, 2013

Miami Children's Hospital recently launched a free iPhone app that uses Wi-Fi triangulation to help patients and their families navigate through the center.

The Fit4KidsCare app, which will be ported to other smartphone platforms, presents the user on a smartphone display as a dot on a two-dimensional map of the hospital. It even detects vertical distance for when a person is on an elevator, said Edward Martinez, CIO of the 280-bed hospital with branch facilities in Florida.

 

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http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9238102/Miami_hospital_turns_to_Wi_Fi_triangulation_for_smartphone_mapping_app?taxonomyId=15