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GPS Tracking 2
gubblebumm
Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 2:49 PM
Joined: 7/12/2017
Posts: 1310


Hi found some old posts on tracking devices, (old in tech land is like two years).  Anyway, any new ones out there?  Need one for my mom...
harshedbuzz
Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 3:28 PM
Joined: 3/6/2017
Posts: 1709


I've been thinking about you and your mom the last couple days. I hope that jug of wine helped.

I'm not sure if it would be workable for an adult, but I know a number of families with children on spectrum who like the Angelsense monitors.You can find them at Angelsense.com

 


harshedbuzz
Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 3:30 PM
Joined: 3/6/2017
Posts: 1709


Evidently they have expanded into the market.

https://www.angelsense.com/protect/dementia/
SunnyBeBe
Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 3:30 PM
Joined: 10/9/2014
Posts: 701


I suspect that they may be helpful in some situations, but, I was always wary of relying on them once my LO started wandering.  There is no way to really ensure that a PWD will keep the device with them or on their body. The wearer can just remove it and throw it down. Also, it doesn't keep the wearer from walking into traffic, getting into a stranger's car, falling down or off of a bridge.
gubblebumm
Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 4:49 PM
Joined: 7/12/2017
Posts: 1310


I know they are just a back up plan for my vigilance.  But with a  3.5 year old grandchild in tow as well I need another tool.  Granddaughter goes one way,  mom doesn't see, well, yeah
SallyL
Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 6:46 PM
Joined: 6/13/2016
Posts: 32


I have been using kids connect, a very simple cell phone (only 3 buttons) which has a GPS tracker. My husband can still go out on a bike ride alone, and I like to know what route he is taking.

I am in a rural area, though, and the GPS is sometimes inaccurate. Also, I think the cell phone would be a challenge for him. Still, might be worth a look.

SunnyBeBe has a good point about folks just not keeping the device on them. I attach it to his bike, so that works for us. 

 


harshedbuzz
Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:49 AM
Joined: 3/6/2017
Posts: 1709


The Angelcare monitors are wearable and designed to be unremovable except by the caregiver.
TayB4
Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 11:58 AM
Joined: 8/8/2014
Posts: 821


We use the SafetyNet bracelet or anklet (as my husband wears it). It is difficult to remove and operates on RF technology, which can be more reliable than GPS in remote locations.