Indoor Location Video Demonstrations

Here’s Q-Track’s SafeSpot Collision Avoidance System in action. SafeSpot reduces workplace accidents, increases warning time, installs easily, requires no maintenance, eliminates the need for workers to wear tags, employs non-line of sight sensors immune to visual blocking from loads, offers a strong return on investment, works in blind spots and around corners, and works at high temperatures and has no coverage gaps (Unlike PIR sensors).

This video demonstration shows Q-Track’s Near-Field Electromagnetic Ranging indoor location systems tracking ten people in a cluttered, non-line-of-sight office environment. Average accuracy is better than 45cm (18in) and this demonstration system provides a 10Hz update rate.

Q-Track’s Dosimulation System merges indoor location with a “virtual radiation environment” to create a high-fidelity simulation of a nuclear workplace. Employed by dozens of nuclear plants and training facilities, the Nuclear Energy Institute awarded the pilot deployment a “Top Industry Practice” (TIP) award for the system’s role in minimizing worker dose and reducing utility cost.

Q-Track’s Near-Field Electromagnetic Ranging uses only two Locator-Receivers to yield accurate indoor location through multiple walls.

ElderAlert™ is a comprehensive wireless location solution for Long Term Care Facilities, providing safety and peace of mind while supporting independence. Leveraging a patented NFER® wireless technology, ElderAlert™ delivers a cost-effective monitoring and paging platform for residents, nurses, and administrators alike. Alternative wireless retailers cannot match ElderAlert™ in cost, precision, reliability, range, or ease of use.

Q-Track’s Near-Field Electromagnetic Ranging enables accurate indoor location at update rates of up to 40 Hz. Q-Track’s high-fidelity tracking allows for precise real-time velocity measurement as well.

Q-Track has applied its precision indoor location technology to accurately and objectively measure athlete performance. The Sports Medicine Assessment Tool (SMAT) provides comprehensive kinematic and physiological data to trainers, coaching staff, and athletes alike. SMAT allows for a quantitative assessment of training intensity providing for maximum performance while minimizing injuries. The result is a better prepared more competitive team. Q-Track was selected by BIOCAM to provide the location solution for their Complex Event Processing System for sports.

Q-Track utilizes NFER® technology to track the location of an AR.Drone quadracopter. We installed our QT-600 Tag (low frequency transmitter) on the AR.Drone and flew it around the office; demonstrating our ability to provide real-time track data in a NLOS (non-line of sight) environment and the light weight tracking tag.

Q-Track demonstrated a system for tracking trainees in a Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) Training Range.

With 75% of the world’s population living in urban areas, US Armed Forces must practice MOUT more than ever before. Preparing troops to fight in these compact and difficult environments requires innovative training ranges that can be readily modified to support novel and varied scenarios.

All too often, situational awareness in these environments becomes every bit as challenging as in real urban combat. Trainers would like to be able to monitor and track the progress of combatants in the training arena. One method is to use video cameras. But this method does not provide enough data to the trainer. Trainers would like real-time tracking data on simulated combatants.

Q-Track’s NFER® systems use low frequencies (typically around 1MHz) and long wavelength (typically 300m). Operating in the “near field,” within about one-third of a wavelength, NFER® systems can track tags even where there is no light-of-sight between the transmitter and the receiver. Thus, NFER® systems provide a comprehensive situational awareness tool for the training environment with a minimal expense for infrastructure.

This is a short clip of our Miner Tracking System test at the Bruceton mine in PA. NFER location system work well underground.

The goal of the Correctional Officer Distress Alarm (CODA) project is to increase the safety of correctional officers. A small CODA tag is worn by the correctional officer monitoring his location and relaying this information to the central control tower. An officer can call for assistance by a push of a button. Furthermore, the officer tag will detect a fall or impact automatically relaying help to his precise location. A CODA system means enhanced security and safety for correctional officers, as well as reductions in “burnout” and turnover.

FLARE (Firefighter Location and Rescue Equipment) is a system, powered by NFERⓇ Technology, that allows rescue teams to locate “lost” or downed firefighters in a burning building or other emergency situation.  In the test at WPI, the firefighters entering the building all had to wear blacked out face shields, representative of a fully involved fire. The FLARE system had to locate a downed firefighter that was lost during the exit of the building by “Engine 22.” Ladder 33 was sent in as the rescue team (they also had blacked out face shields) guided only by the FLARE system over radio commands from their chief.

The FLARE system developed by the Q-Track Corporation enabled the rescue team to find the downed firefighter in under 8 minutes a record and a first for firefighter location systems.