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Awarepoint to Present 'ZigBee-based Wireless Sensor Networks for Use in Acute Care Hospitals and Beyond' at Mobile Health Expo Speaker Session
Date:10/19/2010

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO:

Matt Perkins, chief technology officer and senior vice president of engineering at Awarepoint Corporation, a provider of ZigBee-based real-time location solutions (RTLS) for healthcare, will be speaking on the topic of real-time location and condition sensing and ZigBee-based wireless sensor networks for use in acute care hospitals and beyond at the 2010 Mobile Health Expo.  WHAT:

Awarepoint's 'Transformational Services Track' breakout session will explain Real-time Location System (RTLS) applications in hospitals including the benefits of knowing location, status and movement of assets, patients, healthcare workers, visitors, vendors and any other resources or people within the hospital infrastructure.  Perkins will also explore how ZigBee-based wireless sensor networks offer one of the most promising solutions for a broad range of healthcare applications beyond acute care hospitals – whenever and wherever services are delivered. WHERE:

Las Vegas Caesars Palace Convention Center3570 Las Vegas Blvd SouthLas Vegas, NV 89109(866) 227-5938WHEN:

Mobile Health Expo   October 19-21, 2010TOPIC:

Thursday, October 21, 2010: 3:00 – 3:45 PM PDTTopic: Managing Mobile Resources in Healthcare Using ZigBee Wireless Sensor Networks, RFID and Real-time Location Systems (RTLS)Speaker:Matt Perkins, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of EngineeringAwarepoint CorporationMatt Perkins serves as CTO for Awarepoint. Prior, he spent 10 years at Motorola as Technical Director of the Things-to-Things Research Center, where he was responsible for aligning business partnerships with technology roadmaps, directing strategic joint research related to distributed sensor networks and leading the development of Motorola's Asset Tracking and Smart Energy technologies. Matt was an individual contributor in the design and simulation of low-power, low-rate wireless sensor network protocols and the development of social networking algorithms and proof-of-concept vehicles. He led research on radio-location technologies and wireless sensor network protocol development, contributed to the IEEE 802.15.4 and IEEE 802.15.3 standards and remains an active participant in the ZigBee Alliance. He has authored over 12 U.S. issued patents plus numerous journal and conference publications. Matt holds both Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Florida.Moderator:Mike Milliard, Healthcare IT NewsMike Milliard is the Managing Editor of Healthcare IT News. His primary area of coverage is the vendor beat, but he reports on a variety issues relating to mobile technology, telemedicine, imaging, HIEs, payers and more. Prior to joining the paper, he spent 10 years as an award-winning features writer for the Boston Phoenix, where he was named the New England Newspaper and Press Association Journalist of the Year in 2009. He lives in Maine.CONTACT:

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About Mobile Health ExpoMobile Health Expo is the only event focusing on the convergence of mobile technology and healthcare across the entire mobile health ecosystem, including mhealth, telemedicine, wireless and connected health.

About AwarepointAwarepoint provides real-time location solutions (RTLS) to hospitals nationwide.  Analogous to indoor GPS, RTLS is used to track location of assets and people in indoor environments and is particularly effective for tracking mobile equipment assets in hospitals.  Awarepoint solutions include its real-time awareness platform, firmware, active RFID tags, sensors, and bridges.  Requiring no hardwiring, Awarepoint's "plug and track" ZigBee-based wireless sensor network is a fully managed service, including hardware, software, remote monitoring and maintenance. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California and serves its hospital customers across the United States through a distribution agreement with Skytron. Track us down at www.awarepoint.com.

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