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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Tulkki, Jukka; Prof.
dc.contributor.author Lindqvist, Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-08T09:14:07Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-08T09:14:07Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/933
dc.description.abstract This thesis discusses radio frequency identications (RFID) and its applications in hospital environment. RFID technology opens up possibilities to construct novel intelligent systems for monitoring and tracking purposes. Tracking systems can collect data on daily processes and care routines and this information can be used both for quality control and for improving care processes and logistics. The work consists of a literature review and an applied systems design. The literature review looks into the basics, theory and applications of RFID technology today. Various proposals of RFID use in health care are reviewed and evaluated. Central applications are quality control and positioning, in order to avoid human mistakes using RFID cross-checking and for improving the utilisation rate and minimising waste of equipment, respectively. As an application of RFID process control the thesis considers monitoring of hand hygiene. Hand hygiene is a single most important counter-measure for nosocomial infections. However, studies have shown that there is much to improve in the compliance with hand hygiene recommendation. For this purpose we suggest a monitoring system based on personal identication that may signicantly improve the rate of compliance. We consider technical, privacy and ethical issues that are associated with personal identication at work. en
dc.format.extent 82
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Helsinki University of Technology en
dc.publisher Teknillinen korkeakoulu fi
dc.subject.other Electrical engineering en
dc.subject.other Biotechnology en
dc.title RFID monitoring of health care routines and processes in hospital environment en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.department Department of Electrical and Communications Engineering en
dc.contributor.department Sähkö- ja tietoliikennetekniikan osasto fi
dc.subject.keyword RFID en
dc.subject.keyword process en
dc.subject.keyword monitoring en
dc.subject.keyword tracking en
dc.subject.keyword healthcare en
dc.subject.keyword hand hygiene en
dc.subject.keyword nosocomial infection en
dc.subject.keyword RFID sv
dc.subject.keyword process sv
dc.subject.keyword övervakning sv
dc.subject.keyword spårning sv
dc.subject.keyword hälsovård sv
dc.subject.keyword hand hygien sv
dc.subject.keyword sjukhusinfektion sv
dc.identifier.urn urn:nbn:fi:tkk-007307
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.programme.major Computational Engineering en
dc.programme.major Laskennallinen tekniikka fi
dc.programme.mcode S-114
dc.type.ontasot Diplomityö fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Tulkki, Jukka; Prof.
dc.programme Bioinformaatioteknologian koulutusohjelma fi
dc.contributor.lab Laboratory of Computational Engineering en
dc.contributor.lab Laskennallisen tekniikan laboratorio fi
dc.location P1 fi
local.aalto.openaccess yes
local.aalto.digifolder Aalto_36528
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
local.aalto.idinssi 32760
dc.type.publication masterThesis
dc.type.okm G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö

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