Beacons, App Help Patients, Employees Navigate Huge Clinic
The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (NIHCC), located in Bethesda, Md., has launched an app that leverages data from beacons to guide patients and personnel around a 3-million-square-foot building. Every day, thousands of patients, physicians and researchers travel throughout the miles of hallways crisscrossing the NIHCC. The clinical center is using a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon-based app to help those individuals navigate the large facility. Learn how the app could be expanded to enable a user to designate whether he or she is a patient, visitor or staff member seeking directions. With such functionality, the app could then present content relevant to that person's needs.