IoT Platform for Healthcare Facilities

Real-Time Tracking: IoT for Healthcare


  • 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.

Team Size: 12 People

Duration: 2+ Years (Ongoing)

Technologies: React, Typescript
Java Spring, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, AWS Cloud

Services: Software Development, Maintenance & Support



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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