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Case Study: IoT in a Medical Environment

Ingy have completed a case study named Project UFOund: Improving Hospital Logistics with IoT

Here’s a snippet on Smart Lighting:

Smart Lighting and Switches

One of the challenges in mesh networking can be the large
number of nodes that need to be installed and the power
requirements that come along with it. However, as Sytze
Terpstra from smart lighting provider Ingy explains, in the case
of the UFOund project another novel idea provided a scalable
solution that would not only address power requirements but
would also fully support future IoT applications. Terpstra: “We
have configured all the Interlight smart LED lighting fixtures as
anchor nodes. These are the fixed ceiling nodes that together
form the mesh network, through which the battery powered
mobile tags communicate their positions. Not only is this solution
no more expensive than the normal LED lighting upgrade that
was planned anyway to save on energy costs, it also takes care
of all the power restrictions. Being mains-powered the lighting
provides a very low latency network which in turn enables the
possibility to easily extend the amount of IoT applications that
run on top of it. ”One of these applications is the integration
of energy-harvesting wireless switches from EnOcean. The
beauty of these is that no power is required at all. The energy
induced by pressing the button is enough to switch the light
or make a ‘call’ for assistance, a bed, or whatever function
you want to use it for. And, as an added bonus, the lighting
offers extra functionality such as daylight compensation, smart
grouping and lighting plans based on presence or personal
preferences. The presence sensor provides occupancy data
which is processed and displayed in the GOOEE portal, which
also catches the environmental sensor data such as air quality.

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