“Large buildings like hospitals can be challenging to navigate, but when your child is sick or injured, you just want to get them better as fast as possible,” said Donna Hyland, Children’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “By introducing this unique technology to our three hospitals and 25 neighborhood locations, we can help a parent quickly navigate our health care system to easily get to where their child needs to be.”
Gozio Health is a Select Company of the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC).
ATDC, which works with technology startup entrepreneurs across Georgia, is a program of the Enterprise Innovation Institute, the main economic development and business outreach unit at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Gozio Health’s technology will be available as an app for patients, families, and visitors and provides step-by-step directions to any destination within the Children’s system. Families with a hospitalized child can use the app to locate hospital amenities such as the cafeteria, chapel, gardens and gift shop. Patients and families also will access physician office directories, wellness information, appointment notifications, driving directions based on real-time traffic and reminders of their parking location.
Gozio Health‘s smartphone-based, indoor positioning and wayfinding platform dramatically improves hospital visits for both the visitor and the hospital. Its innovative mobile technology enables hospitals to create persistent relationships with their communities that extend beyond the hospital’s four walls.
While Gozio Health’s technology works in any building or campus, the company is focused on healthcare to help hospitals create long-term patient engagement and increase patient satisfaction and safety.
“It’s been 15 years since the first smartphone used GPS to connect the online world with the real world,” said Joshua Titus, Gozio Heath’s CEO. “Out of this integration sprung services such as Yelp, Uber and Waze that were unimaginable at the time, but have become commonplace today. The public’s expectations have shifted to include location-aware services. Gozio’s innovative technology allows us to bring this experience indoors.”
Indoor navigation, or wayfinding, is extremely difficult as the physical structure of modern buildings distorts and blocks GPS signals. Using a patent-pending sensor fusion technology, Gozio combines data from a smartphone’s electromagnetic, motion and orientation sensors to provide accuracy without expensive building infrastructure upgrades.