Cloud based global positioning system as a safety monitor for dementia patients
Geddes, J. and Warwick, K. (2010) Cloud based global positioning system as a safety monitor for dementia patients. In: Cybernetic Intelligent Systems (CIS), 2010 IEEE 9th International Conference on. IEEE, London, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781424490233
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To link to this article DOI: 10.1109/UKRICIS.2010.5898085
The aim of using GPS for Alzheimer's Patients is to give carers and families of those affected by Alzheimer's Disease, as well as all the other dementia related conditions, a service that can, via SMS text message, notify them should their loved one leave their home. Through a custom website, it enables the carer to remotely manage a contour boundary that is specifically assigned to the patient as well as the telephone numbers of the carers. The technique makes liberal use of such as Google Maps.