[aprssig] tracking elders.

Gregory A. Carter gcarter at openaprs.net
Sat Apr 17 23:25:02 EDT 2010

Hello Kevin,

Search for something called "Project Lifesaver."  It is not an amateur radio
thing rather a law enforcement/sar project and uses small RF transmitters on
kids with Autism or elders with Dementia.

Our SAR team has supported this project in our area for about 3-4 years and
it does help but the transmitters need to be maintained and checked on a
frequent basis to make sure they are charged and beaconing.  The RDF range
is roughly 1-2 miles.

Hope this helps...


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On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 1:11 PM, Kevin Deckert <kdeckert at telus.net> wrote:

>  Greetings Oh Wise ones.  I am looking for info on electronic devices for
> tracking people with Alzhiemers/ dementia. I know there is comercial
> braclets etc out there.. But I thought i heard about something like this in
> the realm of amateur radio.  A small transmitter and using RDF.  Anyone out
> there involved with this?
> Any info much appreciated..
> Kevin Deckert, VE7WHK
> Emergency Coordinator
> Wells Gray Country ARES
> kdeckert at telus.net
> www.wellsgraysar.ca
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