Tracking Alzheimer’s Patients

Tracking Alzheimer’s Patients

What would you do if someone you love suddenly wandered away from home? While this might not seem like a possibility for some people, for other people it is a daily occurrence. Those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease often wander far from their homes without a trace. New GPS tracking technology can change the way that Alzheimer’s patients live. These small devices are imbedded into simple bracelets (and other items) that track and trace every movement a person makes. This kind of technology is crucial and life saving. Some of these devices are also equipped with a sort of portable phoneRead More

Woman Gets Lost in Woods: Found Thanks to GPS Technology

A Detroit woman went for a walk with her dogs this past weekend. Enjoying nature to the fullest, the woman lost track of time..and lost her way. Panicked, she phoned 911 from her cell phone to report that she was lost. Within minutes, rescuers were able to pinpoint the woman’s location using cell phone GPS technology. Even though rescuers were able to discern where the woman was located, they could not find her right away. The area that the woman had wandered into was heavily wooded and full of swampland. Instead of trying to find her on foot, rescuers useRead More

GPS and Autism

By Harriette Halepis Whether or not tracking a child using a GPS tracker is a violation of human rights is debatable. But, what happens when the child being tracked is autistic and has a history of wandering away? Two cases of this type recently made headline news across the globe. One autistic eleven year old girl in Florida spent a number of nights in an alligator-infested swamp after wandering away from home. Another fifteen year old boy walked away from his home in Alberta, Canada, in the middle of the winter wearing nothing but a t-shirt and shorts. In bothRead More

GPS Systems Aid Rescue/Recovery Efforts in Haiti

By DONNA SANTI / guest columnist —————————————————————————————————————————————– –          Donna Santi is a creative writer for LandAirSea Systems, a Woodstock, IL-based manufacturer and distributor of expertly-engineered GPS tracking systems, software and accessories. For information about LandAirSea, visit www.landairsea.com. To contact the writer, email donna.santi@landairsea.com As the tolls of dead and injured from the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti keep rising, aid workers are organizing in the impoverished Caribbean nation for the grim task of recovering bodies from the rubble. A representative from the American Red Cross who arrived at Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti near the epicenter, said the disasterRead More

GPS Tracking Provides Peace of Mind for Pet Owners

By Greg Bartlett Pet owners across the nation spend billions of dollars each year to provide their beloved animals with the best in food, shelter, and living arrangements. Some take pride in maintaining a wardrobe for their precious pooch that rivals the owner’s own, while others pay exorbitant prices for doggie day care and spas. For some, Fido is a member of the family and while he may not eat at the table, he still receives the same fare the family eats. All of these lavish endowments mean nothing, however, if a thief nabs the family dog or cat fromRead More

Tracking Packages with GPS Devices

By Greg Bartlett Have you ever ordered something and then waited impatiently for it to arrive? You check the internet regularly to see where the package is, waiting for updates as your package slowly travels closer to you each day. But sometimes the shipping company doesn’t update the status, and sometimes your package is even lost. Perhaps you’re sending something to a friend overseas, or maybe you’re mailing off an irreplaceable family heirloom to a cousin in another state. Sometimes, shipping items can make you feel uneasy, not to mention your impatience and anticipation while you’re waiting for your packageRead More

GPS Tracking Devices and Family Safety

By Greg Bartlett You may have a large family or a small family. You may live in big town or a small city. Either way, it is important to you to know where your family is at all times. You’re busy at work, your kids have their school agendas to balance with their recreational activities, and everyone seems to be going in different directions. So how can you make sure that you know where your family is? Whether you want to just check up on your teenagers to make sure they are where they said they would be, or whetherRead More

Finding Lost Dogs with GPS

By Greg Bartlett A few months ago, one of our dogs continually disappeared. We live out in the country, so we weren’t too worried about him being hit by a car, but his disappearances still concerned us. We would look all over our property, drive down our streets, and still be unable to find our dog. We were worried – not just because he’s a registered dog and we use him for breeding, but because he’s a part of our family. He’s a pet and a friend that we don’t want to lose. Fortunately, our searches always ended happily. WeRead More

Protecting Your Cell Phone with GPS Tracker System

By Greg Bartlett Today, it seem like everyone has a cell phone, and some people have difficulty tearing themselves away from their cell phones. Cell phones have become a part of our lives, whether for the convenience of talking to your friends, the security of having a phone with you, the assistance phones provide for your business ventures, or however you use your phone, it’s hard to imagine life without one. So what happens if your phone is stolen? Besides the problems of someone using up your minutes and making numerous or expensive calls, the hassle of dealing with theRead More

Car Tracking Devices and Health

By Greg Bartlett Your loved one may suffer from dementia, tuberculosis, Alzheimer’s, or any one of a number of health issues. You aren’t just worried about your loved one’s health and physical well being, but about their location. If your loved one wanders off and gets lost, how will anyone be able to help if a need arises? More and more, doctors are recommending GPS car tracking devices for some of their patients. For instance, tuberculosis can be highly infectious, but rather than keep the patient locked up away from everyone else, a GPS device can be used to monitorRead More