summer, Wherify Wireless Inc plans to offer US residents a
personal location system embedded
in a wrist watch type device (shown left) and tied in to an all-day
monitoring system. Available in several colours, the 94g (3.3 ounce)
device will enable someone to be easily located via the internet or
by telephone to within a few metres. Using GPS (Global Positioning
System) and PCS mobile phone technology, either the guardian or the
person wearing the device will be able to request a 911 emergency
By Michael Seaforth
A frequent concern of those with kids and elderly relatives who
suffer from memory loss is that they could someday wander away and
put themselves in danger. Fortunately, recent advances in technology
are making new and better forms of monitoring accessible to the
It is expected that the wrist watch device will retail for around
US$300.00 and require a subscription to a personal location service.
The system will work either indoors or outdoors and can be programmed
to send an alarm to the central monitoring centre should someone try
to tamper with the wrist band while the device is in use.
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