First hand clinical care environment experiences prompted Ole B. Hovind MD, M.P.H., founder and chairman, to establish Sonitor Technologies in 1997. Dr. Hovind was frustrated by wasted hospital staff time spent searching for active patient charts and mobile equipment and wanted to create an efficient technology-based system to address these well-documented problems. Under Dr. Hovind’s guidance, Sonitor Technologies embarked on a mission to identify and further develop the most suitable technology for a precise real-time indoor tracking system. In doing so, Sonitor associated itself with the most advanced expertise in indoor wireless communication technology.
After extensive research, the Sonitor R&D team concluded that airborne ultrasound is the best communication platform to accurately locate moving objects by room (or by defined zones inside rooms) in complex buildings. Based on Digital Signal Processing technology, Sonitor is continuously refining its proprietary ultrasound real time location system (RTLS) technology to ensure the ultimate performance in large and complex indoor environments, such as hospitals.
The complexity of managing hospitals will continue to intensify due to increasing pressure for cost containment, a continuing shortage of qualified staff, the high pace of medical technology improvements, revisions in reimbursement rules, increasing focus on risk-management and the need for improved quality assurance to ensure the best patient care and outcome. Consequently, the healthcare industry needs and is seeking efficiency and productivity-improving solutions. The Sonitor Ultrasound RTLS is designed to meet or exceed the tough needs and demands of the hospital industry.
Sonitor Technologies is committed to leading the charge in High Definition Indoor Positioning Systems, and providing its partners and end-customers with the most reliable and accurate RTLS to provide the greatest ROI.