There have been many uses of iBeacons in marketing efforts. We will start to see them more in hospitals as well. The University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland has an implementation called Echo112. This app sends a patient’s location via GPS when there is an emergency call and then triggers iBeacons at the hospital to display the patient’s data on the phone and creates an alert if they are a potential organ donor. It can help save time that could be needed to save the patient’s life. We could start seeing beacons used for helping navigate hospitals, improving reception of new patients and tracking where they are located, plus help both health professionals and people at the hospital communicate with one another. With every second crucial to doctors, hospitals are one vertical that could see a lot of growth in the beacon sector.

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