Thursday, June 7, 2012
Looking for your car? Pet? Family member? Try PocketFinder, a new high-tech device made to help families locate wandering children, dogs, or elders. PocketFinder is a two-inch long device that can be placed on a human, on a pet, or in a car. GPS signals can send you data every two minutes. On the website, you can set up geographical zones, and then PocketFinder will alert you when the person you are tracking moves outside the area you specified online. It can even tell you how fast a car is moving if you install it in a car.
Another device aimed at helping families keep monitor elders is a sensor that can be installed in an elder’s home with “an artificial intelligence algorithm” that will learn the habits of that person and then detect patterns that could indicate a fall or loss of consciousness.
See Anne Tergesen, Device Tracks Seniors Prone to Wandering, SmartMoney, May 29, 2012.
Special thanks to Jim Hillhouse (Professional Legal Marketing (PLM, Inc.)) for bringing this article to my attention.