What we do

It’s simple, really. When people can get in, out and around hospitals and clinics easily, there’s less waiting, better use of space and resources, and a better experience for patients and staff.

So that’s what we do.

Scroll down to learn more about our products and our technology.

Our Products

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You have questions and our data has the answers.

We have an unrivalled dataset gathered from hospitals around the world, which means we can give you data-driven advice.
If you want to know the common causes of long wait times or staff stress, then we can give you an aggregated picture of what we’ve learned from other institutions like yours.
 
Get in touch and we’ll take you through a questionnaire to help us understand your situation and what matters to you. Then our data scientists will work their magic and uncover the insights you need.
For more personalised solutions and recommendations based on data from your hospital, talk to us about our Spatial Assessment.
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Graph of social distancing

You have questions and our data has the answers.

We have an unrivalled dataset gathered from hospitals around the world, which means we can give you data-driven advice.
If you want to know the common causes of long wait times or staff stress, then we can give you an aggregated picture of what we’ve learned from other institutions like yours.
 
Get in touch and we’ll take you through a questionnaire to help us understand your situation and what matters to you. Then our data scientists will work their magic and uncover the insights you need.
For more personalised solutions and recommendations based on data from your hospital, talk to us about our Spatial Assessment.
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[ SPATIAL ASSESSMENT ]

Using our state-of-the-art technology, we measure movement at your clinic and help you understand your Spatial Quotient. By analysing staff and patient flow over 1-2 weeks, we help you identify bottlenecks and understand the root causes of longer wait times and reduced capacity.

Once we’ve analysed the geospatial data, we work with you in interactive workshops to create an action plan to fix your patient and staff flow issues.

Our tech is specifically designed to be quick and easy to install and remove. We place gateways and anchors around the site to create a completely independent network. So, no need to integrate with any of your technology, and no need to worry about damage to the building. We simply stick the kit up and peel it away when we’re done. The badges we hand out to patients and staff are small and easy to carry, and our facilitators are on hand to help out wherever we’re needed.

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Getting your Spatial Assessment is a straightforward 4-step process:
  1. You tell us what you need to improve. It could be waiting times, clinic capacity, or social distancing during COVID recovery. Then you give us some basic data about your current operations and site layout.
  2. We schedule an initial data capture period. We give every patient and member of staff an IoT badge which intelligently captures their movements through the clinic. We’re on-site to help things run smoothly and make sure everyone’s comfortable with the process.
  3. Once we’ve analysed the data, we produce a report for you and deliver a workshop during which we build your action plan together. The plan will include a clear set of agreed changes that you can implement straight away.
  4. We give you a few months to make the agreed changes. Then we come back for a second data capture period so you can see how people flow in and around the clinic has improved, and efficiency has increased.
If you have patient and staff flow challenges you’d like to solve, get in touch with us today to arrange a Spatial Assessment.

[ SPATIAL ASSESSMENT ]

SQ badges, tablet and laptop

Using our state-of-the-art technology, we measure movement at your clinic and help you understand your Spatial Quotient. By analysing staff and patient flow over 1-2 weeks, we help you identify bottlenecks and understand the root causes of longer wait times and reduced capacity.

Once we’ve analysed the geospatial data, we work with you in interactive workshops to create an action plan to fix your patient and staff flow issues.

Our tech is specifically designed to be quick and easy to install and remove. We place gateways and anchors around the site to create a completely independent network. So, no need to integrate with any of your technology, and no need to worry about damage to the building. We simply stick the kit up and peel it away when we’re done. The badges we hand out to patients and staff are small and easy to carry, and our facilitators are on hand to help out wherever we’re needed.

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Getting your Spatial Assessment is a straightforward 4-step process:

  1. You tell us what you need to improve. It could be waiting times, clinic capacity, or social distancing during COVID recovery. Then you give us some basic data about your current operations and site layout.
  2. We schedule an initial data capture period. We give every patient and member of staff an IoT badge which intelligently captures their movements through the clinic. We’re on-site to help things run smoothly and make sure everyone’s comfortable with the process.
  3. Once we’ve analysed the data, we produce a report for you and deliver a workshop during which we build your action plan together. The plan will include a clear set of agreed changes that you can implement straight away.
  4. We give you a few months to make the agreed changes. Then we come back for a second data capture period so you can see how people flow in and around the clinic has improved, and efficiency has increased.
If you have patient and staff flow challenges you’d like to solve, get in touch with us today to arrange a Spatial Assessment.

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Continuous Flow Monitoring is our newest product offering. We install our data capture hardware directly into your site, working with you to ensure the badges fit seamlessly into your existing processes.

This permanent installation lets you continuously monitor people flow in your hospital and gives you real-time understanding of clinic performance at all times. You’ll be able to spot issues before they become problems, and act quickly to remove bottlenecks and keep patients and staff moving smoothly.

Continuous Flow Monitoring lets you:

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Continuously improve efficiency

While a Spatial Assessment highlights the most pressing issues to fix, with Continuous Flow Monitoring, you’ll be able to see the next set of opportunities for improvement as soon as the biggest issues are dealt with.

Prevent bottlenecks in real-time

Rather than debriefing at the end of the day, see problems as they start to emerge and fix them in real-time. Continuous Flow Monitoring lets you keep your patient experience positive.

Track and Trace

With a Continuous Flow Monitoring solution installed, you’ll have a clear and accurate picture of how people have interacted in your hospital. This has enormous benefits for containing outbreaks and managing social distancing.

Manage your space

We know hospitals are complex places. Planning effective one-way systems and designing room layouts for maximum efficiency are always challenging. With a clear understanding of the way people move around your hospital, you can design the optimum pathways for patients and staff.

Continuous Flow Monitoring is a new Spatial Quotient experience currently on limited trial. Please contact us if you would like to find out more about joining the trial programme.

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Anchors and tablet

Continuous Flow Monitoring is our newest product offering. We install our data capture hardware directly into your site, working with you to ensure the badges fit seamlessly into your existing processes.

This permanent installation lets you continuously monitor people flow in your hospital and gives you real-time understanding of clinic performance at all times. You’ll be able to spot issues before they become problems, and act quickly to remove bottlenecks and keep patients and staff moving smoothly.

Continuous Flow Monitoring lets you:

Tier 3 vertical writing

Continuously improve efficiency

While a Spatial Assessment highlights the most pressing issues to fix, with Continuous Flow Monitoring, you’ll be able to see the next set of opportunities for improvement as soon as the biggest issues are dealt with.

Prevent bottlenecks in real-time

Rather than debriefing at the end of the day, see problems as they start to emerge and fix them in real-time. Continuous Flow Monitoring lets you keep your patient experience positive.

Track and Trace

With a Continuous Flow Monitoring solution installed, you’ll have a clear and accurate picture of how people have interacted in your hospital. This has enormous benefits for containing outbreaks and managing social distancing.

Manage your space

We know hospitals are complex places. Planning effective one-way systems and designing room layouts for maximum efficiency are always challenging. With a clear understanding of the way people move around your hospital, you can design the optimum pathways for patients and staff.

Continuous Flow Monitoring is a new Spatial Quotient experience currently on limited trial. Please contact us if you would like to find out more about joining the trial programme.

Our Technology

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We use a hardware system that is completely independent to your local networks, so it can be installed, run, and removed with no disruption to your systems and operations. For a Spatial Assessment, we create a temporary UWB (Ultra-wide band) network from anchors and gateways, fixed around the hospital in discrete locations with damage-free installation. The technology is battery-powered to ensure it does not need to interact with any of your building systems.

For Continuous Flow Monitoring, we will work with your building operations team to install hardware in a way which fits with your specific considerations and regulations. Installed hardware will be mains-powered and ethernet-connected, resulting in greater reliability and reduced maintenance. (You may also choose to use the battery-powered system for minimal installation, however this will require a process for regular equipment charging and may incur remote network costs.)

Spatial Quotient anchors

The final piece of our hardware system is positioning badges, which are easily worn by staff and patients on a lanyard. For Continuous Flow Monitoring, we can work with you to integrate the staff badges into existing staff ID cards. Trained facilitators issue the badges to patients, providing information and reassurance where necessary (to date less than 1% of patients have declined to wear a badge).

In response to COVID-19, we have developed a thorough cleaning process for all of our hardware elements, with clear tagging, to ensure that patients and staff can feel confident and comfortable that all equipment is safe.

Spatial Quotient badges

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Spatial Quotient anchors

We use a hardware system that is completely independent to your local networks, so it can be installed, run, and removed with no disruption to your systems and operations. For a Spatial Assessment, we create a temporary UWB (Ultra-wide band) network from anchors and gateways, fixed around the hospital in discrete locations with damage-free installation. The technology is battery-powered to ensure it does not need to interact with any of your building systems.

For Continuous Flow Monitoring, we will work with your building operations team to install hardware in a way which fits with your specific considerations and regulations. Installed hardware will be mains-powered and ethernet-connected, resulting in greater reliability and reduced maintenance. (You may also choose to use the battery-powered system for minimal installation, however this will require a process for regular equipment charging and may incur remote network costs.)

Spatial Quotient badges

The final piece of our hardware system is positioning badges, which are easily worn by staff and patients on a lanyard. For Continuous Flow Monitoring, we can work with you to integrate the staff badges into existing staff ID cards. Trained facilitators issue the badges to patients, providing information and reassurance where necessary (to date less than 1% of patients have declined to wear a badge).

In response to COVID-19, we have developed a thorough cleaning process for all of our hardware elements, with clear tagging, to ensure that patients and staff can feel confident and comfortable that all equipment is safe.

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Our hardware system provides anonymous geo-positional data showing the movement of all staff and patients throughout the instrumented area of the hospital. We do not store any personal data and cannot identify individuals from the data, so we are fully GDPR-compliant and people do not need to worry about being ‘tracked’.

We use this positional data to understand the flows around the hospital, looking at common pathways, time spent in different rooms and waiting areas, and identifying bottlenecks.

Through research partnerships with the University of Exeter, Innovate UK and The Environmental Futures & Big Data Impact Lab, Spatial Quotient is developing cutting edge Machine Learning algorithms to automatically analyse the data and draw out valuable insights.

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Floorplan made of data points

Our hardware system provides anonymous geo-positional data showing the movement of all staff and patients throughout the instrumented area of the hospital. We do not store any personal data and cannot identify individuals from the data, so we are fully GDPR-compliant and people do not need to worry about being ‘tracked’.

We use this positional data to understand the flows around the hospital, looking at common pathways, time spent in different rooms and waiting areas, and identifying bottlenecks.

Through research partnerships with the University of Exeter, Innovate UK and The Environmental Futures & Big Data Impact Lab, Spatial Quotient is developing cutting edge Machine Learning algorithms to automatically analyse the data and draw out valuable insights.

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At Spatial Quotient, we know how important it is to keep evolving our technology. With our in-house team and key development partners we practice iterative development to ensure we are always providing our clients with new value. There is enormous potential for drawing different insights from our comprehensive geospatial dataset, from routing optimisation, to automated operations management, to global research studies. Our mission is to keep developing our technology so that we can use data to improve all aspects of the healthcare system.