Digital Innovation Hub

Internet of Things Buttons for Real Time Notifications in Hospital Operations

Internet of Things (IoT) programmable buttons were deployed throughout the hospital to explore use cases for this technology. The IoT buttons, based off of the Amazon IoT button technology, were deployed by Dr. Chai, Brigham Environmental Services, and the iHub to give Brigham and Women’s Hospital visitors a way to alert staff when a public bathroom needed service.

Other use cases explored included restocking wheelchair depots in public area, alerting when hand sanitizers needed to be refilled, and using IoT buttons to alert staff that radiology is needed within Brigham operating rooms. Read more about the buttons here.