Hospitals make light work tracking beds by discreetly attaching an active rfid tag to the bed frame. The active RF tag chirps a regular message and a network of mobile and fixed readers records the location of where the bed has been seen. Users can interrogate web based software to help identify the location of beds that are in need of repair or service.
Tracking specialist beds including occasional rental units is also proving worthwhile. Its quite easy for specialist beds to become lost amongst a row of standard beds.