Review on application of location tracking to monitor people in health field against Covid-19
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Institute of Laser and Systems Technologies (iLAS), Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH),
Faculty of Information Sciences and Engineering, Jakarta Global University
Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Gulf University
University of Warith Al-Anbiyaa, College of Engineering
College of Technical Engineering, Al-Farahidi University
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Gulf University, Sanad
Faculty of Pharmacy, Jakarta Global University
Submission date: 2023-04-16
Final revision date: 2023-07-14
Acceptance date: 2023-10-14
Online publication date: 2023-10-28
Publication date: 2023-10-28
Corresponding author
Oday Abdullah   

Institute of Laser and Systems Technologies (iLAS), Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH),
Location tracking stands for technologies that physically identify and electronically register and monitor the tracking of individuals or objects. This technology is widely implemented in the health field for tracking clinicians and patient locations. The history of visited location data is used for many purposes and is mainly applied to monitor and assess the patient’s movement to provide helpful knowledge. This data is obtained using the Global positioning system (GPS), Bluetooth, and Radio-frequency identification (RFID) built into the device such as smartphones, smart watches, or wearable devices. In some Research, other technologies like Google Location History (GLH) provide the history of visited locations made by the Google Account. Location tracking can be an alternative and potentially help monitor and track Covid-19 infectee to prevent wider diffusion. This paper reviews location tracking applications in healthcare based on how the location data is obtained and analyzed. The application of location tracking was differentiated and reviewed based on the applied methods in acquiring knowledgeable data. Furthermore, the data analysis used to track location was also discussed to know what knowledge that obtained from the location history data. Getting the location and assessing the data for specific purposes was also highlighted.
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