Article locating and tracking apparatus and method

  • US 7,242,306 B2
  • Filed: 04/12/2004
  • Issued: 07/10/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/08/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for tracking a plurality of movable assets in a healthcare environment, the system comprising:

  • a plurality of badges, each badge of the plurality of badges including a transmitter, the badge being adapted to be coupled to an asset, and the badge being configured to transmit an identification signal identifying the badge; and

    a locating system configured to receive the identification signal from the respective badge and to determine a location of the asset in the healthcare environment including a height associated with the asset based at least in part on the identification signal, the locating system being further configured to determine if the height of the asset is an expected height.

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