People Tracking - Use Cases for Industry 4.0 The rise of Industry 4.0 has brought with it several new and innovative ways to track the location of people and it has made tracking people a reality in a variety of commercial and industrial settings. Not only can tracking people have immediate benefits like improved workplace safety, but the location data collected over time can further increase efficiency and optimize workflows. Forward-looking organizations are using
Tracking people can be a minefield of technical, ethical, and legal considerations. Here are some practical considerations to help you get started and ensure your people tracking is compliant and successful. Choice of People Tracking Technology Radio-based location tracking is a popular choice for indoor positioning systems. However, the human body absorbs and reflects radio waves making RF location tracking tags on people challenging to use. Radio-based asset tracking technologies use radio frequencies
Have you ever wondered where all these contact-tracing and social-distancing solutions came from? It’s not like they were developed and ready to roll out – the use of technology to support back-to-work strategies is unprecedented in history. Unprecedented and unpredicted: up until March we’d barely thought about shutting down; up until April we’d never considered what it would mean to open back up, and here we are in May with a veritable smorgasbord of
I wonder if you’ve thought about why we are being advised to stay two meters (or six feet) away from other people to avoid Coronavirus transmission? That number used to be half the distance by the way, only changing fairly recently. To understand it, we have to go back to post-World War II England, and to a hospital not terribly far south of Stonehenge. Harvard Hospital was for decades the center
I’m pretty certain when Sting penned those lyrics back in 1980 he wasn’t imagining a manufacturing plant in 2020. Yet, here we are needing to rethink the way we work to ensure adequate social distancing to keep operating safely. Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) that track the interaction of people certainly has a role to play. With a long history of successfully tracking the location and movement of things, we take this stuff pretty seriously.