Wandering Autistics Can Be Found

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For many people, GPS tracking can give peace of mind. GPS can help you find a missing laptop, a stolen car, or a roaming pet. It can also trace the whereabouts of a kidnapped child or a lost Alzheimer’s patient. And now the word is getting out to parents of autistic children – if your child tends to wander, you can rest easier knowing a touch of a button will tell you where he is.   TACA, Talk About Curing Autism, is a non-profit organization that assists and educates families of autistic children. They seek to speed up the processRead More

GPS Shoe Recognized In Exhibit

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GPS tracking technology will join the telephone and the Internet in being recognized as one of the world’s most important inventions. Specifically, the GPS shoe designed by GTX Corp will be featured in an exhibit at Sweden’s National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm. The exhibit attempts to identify the 100 most important inventions of mankind and encompasses technological advances as well as medical developments such as vaccinations and antibiotics. The GPS shoe is one of the greatest examples of GPS (originally a military tool) being adapted for civilian use. GTX Corp partnered with Aetrex Worldwide, a prominent footwearRead More

TRiLOC GPS Locator for Autism and Alzheimer’s Patients

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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’sRead More

Autism on the Rise

Several health and scientific journals have recently reported that Autism is on the rise. The reason (or reasons) why Autism is becoming more common is largely unknown. Many scientists point to the environment while others point to poor nutrition. As health experts attempt to solve the Autism mystery, more and more people responsible for Autistic children and adults are turning to GPS technology. A recent story about a 4-year old Autistic child has caused a lot of parents to consider GPS tracking bracelets for Autistic children. Jackson Kastner went missing one day while his mother was unloading groceries. Panicked, Kastner’sRead More

Australian Autistic Boy Hit by Train

Perhaps GPS tracking could have averted a tragic accident on March 30. The sad story of Kieran hit the news last Thursday morning. The six-year-old autistic boy wandered from his home in Geelong, a city in the Australian state of Victoria, around 6 p.m. By 7 p.m., police had been alerted by several phone calls, including people who had seen the boy crossing a highway, and were searching for the lost child. About half an hour later, a train on its way to Warrnambool struck and killed the boy. The driver saw someone on the tracks and pulled the emergencyRead More

The S-911 Keeps Time… And So Much More.

Adiant Solutions, a Scottsdale, Arizona, company, has invented a new watch. Watches are created everyday around the globe, but this watch is unlike all the rest. The S-911 is a GPS tracking device and wristwatch all rolled into one sleek and compact package. So sleek, in fact, that anyone suffering from a cognitive disorder won’t mind wearing it. The S-911 has one purpose: to track those who need tracking the most. People who suffer from brain malfunctions such as Alzheimer’s disease, autism, brain trauma, or any other disorder can be found at all times of the day with the S-911.Read More

GPS Tracking Bracelets Have 100% Success Rate

On the morning of March 26, 2011, a 15-year old autistic boy went missing. The Lubbock, Texas, boy was playing in his backyard when he disappeared. Moments later, Rhonda Massey look out of her window and panicked when she couldn’t locate her son, Matthew. Rhonda then called police who were able to track Matthew using GPS technology. Matthew Massey wears a GPS tracking bracelet. When Matthew’s mother phoned police, the boy’s whereabouts were immediately noted. Matthew had wandered nearly ten blocks away from his home by the time that Rhonda realized he was missing. Even though Matthew had never wanderedRead More

GPS Tracking and Autism

By Greg Bartlett Both children and adults having autism tend to wander at will. This can put these people in very dangerous situations. Though an autistic individual’s family may be able to watch him or her most of the time, it is impossible for the family to guard them every minute of the day. As of July 2009, recent research suggested that about 92% of autistic young people have a tendency to wander. This is an extremely high rate. A family ought to have a game plan in place for when such situations develop. The family of the autistic personRead More

Tracking Autistic Individuals

By Greg Bartlett Autistic individuals have a tendency to wander. According to a recent study by the National Autism Association, 92% of autistic children will wander away from home at least once. Wandering is a serious issue for the families of autistic individuals, especially because of concerns about safety. One autism association notes that drowning is one of the top safety risks because autistic individuals are drawn to water but don’t realize the danger of drowning. If your autistic child wanders away and finds a pond, chances are your child may drown before you even realize he or she isRead More

Tracking Autism

By Harriette Halepis There has been a lot of talk about GPS enabled shoes and devices meant for use with Alzheimer’s patients. However, one large group of people that can really benefit from a GPS tracking device has been largely overlooked.   Autistic adults and children are often unaware of the environment around them. This tends to lead to wandering and other dangers. While people that do not have autism would never think of stepping off a bridge into a large body of water, autistic people often do not fear such cautionary areas.   Sadly, hundreds of autistic people fallRead More