GPS trackers for Surrey dementia patients


As we see more and more developments in the GPS arena, we start to see new areas that Trackers can be used to help people.

Recently the BBC featured an article on how GPS tracking devices are to be given to people with dementia and learning difficulties in Surrey.

Surrey County Council (SCC) said the trackers could send an alert to a smart phone after they reached a pre-set speed limit or left a certain area.

The authority said it would stop people getting lost on buses and trains.

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SCC said the pocket-sized gadgets used satellite technology to track the person’s location and speed of travel.

The devices send a text alert to a family member or carer once they reach a pre-set speed and the message includes a link to Google maps.