A New GPS Helmet for Bikes Could Save Lives

A New GPS Helmet for Bikes Could Save Lives

Trying to ride a motorcycle while also trying to navigate city streets is tricky. If you look down at any kind of navigation map, you risk crashing your bike. If you don’t know where you’re going, a navigation map can really help. Is there a fine balance between the two? A group of Russian engineers have invented a helmet that displays GPS maps on the visor. The helmet is called LiveMap, and it’s the only one of its kind. How LiveMap Works Imagine a hologram of sorts on the front part of your helmet visor that you can only seeRead More

Ironman Turns to GPS Tracking

Two cyclists riding in an Ironman competition.

If you’re a fan of the Ironman competition, you’ll be happy to know that you can now follow competitors on the Ironman.com website thanks to new technology being used during the race called ‘IRONFAN.’ Fan will be able to log into the website, see how competitors are doing, and gain additional stats based on information logged by athletes. Not Just for Fans IRONFAN is for the competitors too. Using the new technology and the Ironman website combined, athletes can log into the site and record biometric and other pieces of data for additional tracking purposes. Not only can fans lookRead More

Safeti: A GPS-based Safety Device

Safeti - Rocky Mountain Tracking GPS Blog

Every once in a while, a crowdfunding campaign catches our eye. This time that campaign is for a new device called ‘Safeti.’ Safeti is an “on-demand personal safety concierge” device that aims to make traveling alone or just walking around town alone safer. Here’s a closer look at the new Safeti device. What It Does Imagine for a moment that you’re leaving your gym at night, and you have to walk through a deserted indoor parking lot in order to reach your car. As you start walking, you hear footsteps behind you, and those footsteps start to increase in speedRead More

Looking for a GPS Watch? Try These.

A variety of heartbeats in different colors.

There are, arguably, more ways to get in shape now than there have ever been before. Not only are there a myriad of different fitness trackers, bands, and apps, but there are GPS watches that come with heart-rate monitors (essential for accurately tracking your workouts). If you’ve looked at apps and various trackers (some of which are useful too), but you really want a GPS watch, here are some of the better ones on the market. The TomTom Runner: With the TomTom runner, you’ll get TomTom GPS tracking technology (which is pretty well known in the consumer GPS mapping world), alongRead More

Apple Chooses GPS Technology

Apple Watch

Apple announced a few new devices the on the 8th of September, and one of those devices was the Apple Watch (notice how it’s not called the “iWatch”). The Apple Watch will do all kinds of really interesting things, but it’s also equipped with GPS tracking abilities – much to the dismay of companies like Garmin that currently have watch on the market. While the crux of Apple’s watch isn’t based on GPS tracking, it is a feature that’s definitely part of the watch. In case you missed that portion of Apple’s presentation, here’s why the Apple Watch is aRead More

Doctors In India To Be Tracked With GPS Device

Apparently, not being able to get prompt medical attention is a big issue in India. So much so, Jharkhand authorities plan to turn to GPS tracking devices to alleviate the problem. The program started on September 2, in which the state has installed GPS tracking devices and webcams on 274 of their fleet’s ambulances. This will show officials if remote areas of the state known as panchayats are receiving adequate medical treatment or not, according to state health minister Rajendra Prasad Singh. Singh’s goal: hold civil surgeons accountable in all 24 districts of the state. “Our objective is to ensureRead More

Helping to Find Those Who Don’t Know They Are Lost

What do you do when the people who used to care for you can no longer care for themselves? This is one of the most difficult things to accept as we and our parents age: that the people who used to be our rock and security now need our help for basic tasks. Words like dementia and Alzheimer’s are very scary when they are being used to refer to our parents. A common and legitimate fear is that our parents or loved ones could wander off and not be able to find their way back. Oddly enough, just as GPSRead More

Ireland: No GPS Tracking of Emergency Calls

Believe it or not, GPS technology contained in cell phones that could be the difference between life or death when calling emergency services in Ireland cannot actually be used in order to pinpoint a caller’s location due to data privacy restrictions. This news comes after the death of a three-week old infant, who died because the ambulance ended up in the wrong county. Now, the National Ambulance Service is trying to appease the public, saying that calls are most certainly dealt with appropriately. The Health Service Executive (HSE) said in a statement, “Following an examination of the facts, the HSERead More

Wandering-Prone Population Tracked With GPS Technology In U.K.

In Surrey County, loved ones and care takers of people with dementia, learning disabilities or other issues that cause wandering and confusion can rest a little easier. People with a tendency to get confused and wander off are given a pocket-sized GPS tracking device to carry with them at all times. These devices are provided for the safety of those who tend to get lost and can’t find their way back home. People with learning disabilities or diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s are especially vulnerable members of society. They usually are limited in their ability to care for themselves andRead More

Home Health Care Visits Verified With GPS Technology

Here at RMT, we’ve published many articles about the usefulness of GPS tracking when it comes to business. Delivery services track their shipments and employers sometimes track their employees to make sure everything and everyone is where they’re being paid to be. One of the latest industries to benefit from GPS technology is the home health care industry. In order to combat health care fraud and to make transactions and services more transparent, some health care agencies have turned to this versatile technology.  The program is called VisitVerify and was developed by Kinnser Software, based in Austin, Texas. VisitVerify canRead More