Anyone who has loved ones afflicted with Autism or Alzheimer’s disease fears for their safety each and every day. Over 500,000 people in the U.S. and Canada alone are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and over 5.5 million seniors suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. The figures are ever-increasing at a rate of 5-10 percent each year. Wandering is a very real possibility, and parents or caregivers search for an effective way to ensure this kind of stress is alleviated.
A study found that 90 percent of children with ASD wander at some point, while over 60 percent of seniors with Alzheimer’s will wander. GPS tracking devices are the perfect way to ensure your loved one can easily be located in the event they happen to wander away, possibly saving their lives. iLOC Technologies Inc. announced on World Autism Awareness Day the latest product they’ve developed, the TRiLOC GPS locator. It took two years of hard work and research which resulted in an aesthetic and simple design, extended battery life, and a combination of GPS, mobile, and Bluetooth technologies.
Exactly how much research went into this GPS tracking device, and how did iLOC decide what was important in a tracker for these tricky situations? Tony Fama, iLOC’s president and CEO explains: “The reasons for developing the TRiLOC GPS Locator resulted mainly from discussions with parents who also have a child with ASD. They often expressed how they couldn’t find a suitable GPS tracking product and described the stress felt every day that their child may become lost, run off, or wander, possibly getting injured or worse. Some spend hundreds of dollars in gas every month looking for their child. The features, functions and technologies implemented into TRiLOC were carefully chosen based on the direct feedback and recommendations from parents and care givers who live with these stresses on a daily basis.”
Simply place the wristband containing the GPS tracking device on your autistic child or loved one afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease, and let TRiLOC take care of the rest. It works both indoors and out, and includes remote health monitoring thanks to the built-in Bluetooth 4.0 technology. This technology also communicates with smart home and electronic security devices, ensuring your loved one can get back in once they’ve meandered out. If an emergency arises, there is no need to worry. The GPS tracking device bracelet allows for bi-directional voice communication giving the caregiver the option to call the person wearing the tracker to decide the severity of the situation immediately.
“We’ve managed to combine a high level of wireless data and voice technology into a small package while meeting regulatory and wireless industry standards,” according to Yves Messier, iLOC CTO.
GPS tracking technology remains the most effective way to ensure the safety of your loved one affected by Autism or Azheimer’s. iLOC’s goal is to promote peace of mind for you as a caregiver, especially as the management team are all in some way impacted by these issues, either directly or indirectly, in their own lives.Google+