Borda Technology uses Silicon Labs' latest release of the new Bluetooth (Bluetooth) Angle of Arrival (AoA) and Angle of Departure (AoD) positioning services based on the BG22 Bluetooth SiP module and SoC to create a Bluetooth-based real-time positioning (RTLS) solution that provides cross-scale Operational data insights for hospital settings for better healthcare and business benefits. Hyperlocation services will support hospitals in making detailed decisions while streamlining previously unmanageable processes, minimizing manual intervention and accelerating the vision of smart healthcare.

Healthcare workers are always on the go, from moving specialized equipment from room to room, using medical equipment to perform various tests on patients, and administering medications, to cleaning and disinfecting tasks. These jobs involve the use of countless individual medical items that must be carefully tracked to ensure they can be found when needed, delivered on time, and clearly documented. This can be time-consuming when every second counts. A recent study found that during a shift, nurses spend an average of more than an hour searching for the equipment they need to do their jobs.

Borda Technology seeks to change this by enabling item tracking capabilities using Real-Time Location Services (RTLS) to reduce the time nurses need to find equipment so they can focus on healthcare. By running Silicon Labs' new AoA and AoD software on the BG22 Bluetooth SoC, Borda introduces a new tamper-resistant item tracking tag that not only helps locate items, but also inform healthcare workers when they need to make informed medical and business decisions Action suggestion. For example, Borda offers a solution to prevent medical personnel from using uncalibrated equipment with alarms that alert medical personnel to equipment that needs attention, preventing dangerous and sometimes life-threatening medical errors.

Silicon Labs' holistic platform-centric Bluetooth location service and easy-to-use BG22 help Borda significantly reduce the time it takes to deploy its solution. Solutions that once took months to deploy can now be up and running in just a few weeks.

Getting Started with Silicon Labs Solutions for AoA and AoDSilicon Labs' new Bluetooth Location Services solution consists of several parts and is now available to order from Silicon Labs and distributors.

The complete solution includes:

Bluetooth software stack supporting direction finding

EFR32BG24 SoC

EFR32BG22 SoC and SiP Module

AoA and AoD Antenna Array Boards and Reference Designs

The solution is available now through Silicon Labs and our ecosystem partners.

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