GPS systems have long helped people navigate their way through unfamiliar places. The same technology has been utilized by natural disaster organizations around the world to detect the occurrence of potential threats made by Mother Nature. A special GPS device can even be attached to a convict (under parole) for law enforcement employees to keep track of the parolee's whereabouts at all times. |
Motionworks Industrial Safety has been providing digital tracking devices to a number of law enforcement counties in Oklahoma. Today, the same company is currently marketing a new GPS device designed to keep tabs on senior citizens.
Coming in the form of a wristwatch, elderly individuals will not have difficulty putting it on their wrists whenever leaving the safety of their homes. Amongst the latest in compact GPS systems equipment, the contraption is capable of sending or receiving data through a satellite, and also doubles as a phone. This feature allows easy and instant communication between senior citizens and their loved ones.
"I could actually chase Grandma down the road with it if I had to," said Jason Maddox, company manager of Motionworks Industrial Safety. He also added "It's true-time GPS - the same system we're using to track criminals." Special GPS systems incorporated in this portable device include a special "emergency button". Upon pressing the button, a phone call is automatically initiated to reach programmed emergency contacts (usually family members). At the same time, an email and text message is sent out to family and friends, notifying them of the device user's need for help.
Communication through this GPS device isn't just a one-way thing - according to Maddox, family members can keep in touch with the user by dialing a phone number. A ringing sound is then emitted from the gadget, therefore notifying the user of the incoming call.
The GPS device is user-friendly, so no one should experience any difficulty operating it. By accessing the company's website, pinpointing the exact location of anyone wearing the gadget is possible with the help of an online map.
GPS systems are continually being developed to help people in any way possible. Elderly folks do have the tendency to stray away from their homes, get lost while heading over to a distant store, or get into an accident where there aren't any people nearby to help. With the help of this gadget, these risks can be significantly minimized or even completely eliminated.
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