Alzheimer's patient tracking system

  • US 20090040041A1
  • Filed: 08/10/2007
  • Published: 02/12/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/10/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A tracking system process for locating an individual comprising the steps of:

  • a) affixing a wearable electronic first tag to the individual, said first tag including a wireless transceiver for communication over a public communications network, a GPS receiver for receiving location related information from a global positioning system, a microprocessor for performing on board calculations and transferring data from said GPS receiver to said transceiver, and firmware in said microprocessor for processing instructions for operation of said transceiver, said GPS receiver and said microprocessor communicating with the communications network;

    b) delivering an electronic signal from a remote location via a global positioning system to said transceiver on the article to activate said first tag to receive location related information from the global positioning system and to emit a location signal directly from said GPS receiver indicative of the location of the article to said remote location; and

    c) providing a FLASH memory within said electronic tag for tracking the location of the article over a period of time and delivering corresponding information from said firmware to said remote location to display the path of travel of the article over time on a map at said remote location.

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