Case study

IoT Platform for Healthcare Facilities


  • The application helps hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics to manage residents and caregivers, using real time location technology and IoT badges.
  • Fortech implemented a custom solution for the integrated messaging chat.


Our client’s objective was to build an MVP that tracked the location of caregivers and residents of healthcare facilities using an IoT device.

The primary platform features were:

  • an administrative dashboard that included vital information such as blood pressure and temperature.
  • the ability to configure facilities (wards, devices, rooms, etc.) and manage schedules for caregivers.


We began with a proof of concept to tackle the most significant challenge: real-time location tracking. Our client knew the degree of difficulty in developing reliable and fast running tracking

Using our previous experience with IoT and real-time technologies, we developed a custom tracking system that can scale to thousands of concurrent participants.

Because of this project’s fast-paced nature, we ran an Agile Scrum process with two-week sprints and minor releases at the end of each sprint. Requirements were managed by a Fortech project manager and business analyst, using JIRA. Our team started small and gradually grew to a setup of two front-end developers, seven back-end developers, three software testers, three mobile developers, and one IoT developer.

The application also included an audio and video integrated chat. For the audio/video part, we’ve used JITSI, an open-source set of video conferencing technologies, and for the chat messaging feature, we implemented our solution.

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