people living with, or caring for those with, Dementia or
Alzheimers nothing is more distressing than when a loved one
doesnt return home when expected or goes missing.
widely accepted that, certainly in the early days of Dementia,
that sufferers should have minimal change to their life and
where they have always lived, with the people and area they
know is much less stressful than being moved out of area to
be closer to other family members or into care.
sufferers a degree of independence can be beneficial to all.
past this has not always been possible because there is a
possibility, whilst out, the sufferer may become confused.
scenario is very common and many local authorities have implemented
something called the "Herbert Protocol".
Protocol is a national scheme that encourages carers,
families and friends of those suffering Dementia or Alzheimers
and other conditions, to register them so in the event they
go missing they can be found more easily.
In this day of technological
advancement you'd have thought there would be something that
Movies portray secret agents
with subcutaneous trackers implants, but the reality is far
the biggest difficulty has been to miniaturize the technology
into something small enough to be carried about the person
easily, have a good battery life and have the accuracy to
be able to pinpoint exactly anywhere in the world.
product now exists that satisfies the specification. We can
provide a vulnerable adult tracker which, along side with
the Herbert Protocol, can make a real difference to the peace
of mind of those caring for vulnerable adults and those suffering
from Dementia or Alzheimers.
The vulnerable adult / alzheimer's
tracker is used in conjunction with a carer giver's mobile
phone, whether that be spouse, family, friend or professional
carer. There are no call centres or 3rd parties involved,
thereby the running costs are minimal. In normal use £0.30/day
though this can vary according to network availability and
frequency of use.
Small physical size:The
unit measure 45mm x 45mm x 15mm and weighs approx 33g.
battery life: From it's 500mAh internal battery, the unit
can last 1-3 days between charges.
on demand tracking: Location overlaid onto GoogleMaps.
Accuracy can be as close as 5mtrs and can work internationally
feature: The concave button on the front of the vulnerable
adult alzheimer's tracker is an SOS button. Pressing it will
send messages to the control phone, along with a one way phone
call, enabling carers to listen to activity around tracker.
monitor: a carer calling the unit, it will open the inbuilt