Big Brother at the Hospital

Cool little system for hospitals. Ekahau, Inc. has already created some sort of "panic button" to contact hospital staff at a moment's notice. Now they have location-aware IV pumps.

If you've ever watched nurses and doctors shuffling gear back and forth between rooms, you'll realize how important this is. When the wife was in for the wee one, orderlies kept coming in to pull out chairs, bedpans, and all kinds of junk that they needed in other rooms. This system uses Wi-Fi to create a network of items that can be found in real-time and real-space.

The Real-Time Location System to Monitor Everything In and Out of Sight [MedGadget]