A low-cost IoT solution for power availability improvement in hospitals

A. Prudenzi, A. Fioravanti, M. Regoli
2018 The Renewable Energies and Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ)  
Power is a crucial element in hospitals whether it's within the intensive care units, surgical bays, or medical scanning rooms. Without reliable power, patients' lives are at risk. The power availability improvement is therefore a crucial point in healthcare. A supervising system superimposed to the main components of the power system as able to promptly signal anomalies or malfunctioning or outages can be very useful for this task. To this aim, an Internet of Things (IoT) based solution has
more » ... n implemented that allows equip at low cost the various electrical components in the distribution MV/LV substations of the hospital's power system so as to be connected to a central supervising system. The solution implements a platform based on Rapsberry pi 3.
doi:10.24084/repqj16.389 fatcat:3gyr6i3zsbbqfgp32rcce57bti