Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Sector 32, Chandigarh is getting a real-time navigation system. This navigation system will guide patients and visitors at the GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh, to reach the right door in its multi-floor, multi-block maze. Successful implementation of this state of the art application will make the GMCH in Chandigarh the first government hospital in the city to get this smart ultra-modern facility.
What will this navigation app do?
With the help of this navigation app, the visitors and the patients will reach the exact location without getting bewildered in the hospital. It is believed that the navigation app will work someway similar to the google maps app that guides you to follow the right track to reach your destination using the GPS technology. Besides saving precious time, this app will also make it more convenient for the visitors and patients to locate the department or block inside the GMCH Chandigarh.
Meet the inventors
The navigation app, which is soon going to be launched in the GMCH in Chandigarh has been developed by the students of the Panjab University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET), Chandigarh. The Android-based application has already been developed by the UIET Students whereas the hospital is yet working out its cost. Mapping for the navigation job has been accomplished already. Following the mapping for navigation, the Android-based application will make the GMCH, Chandigarh, the first of its kind hospital in Chandigarh to use such smart phone facility to locate blocks, departments and other important places inside the hospital in Sector 32, Chandigarh. Currently, the navigation system being used at the GMCH is offline and it is believed that this navigation app will make the process more convenient for the visitors. The UIET students (Developers of the navigation app) have already given a presentation about the system and working module of the afore mentioned navigation app to the UT officials.
PGI next on the Cards
It has also been reported that after Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) is also expected to get a similar navigation app for indoor navigation.
Source: Times of India