iLOC Technologies address startling figure that 60% of Alzheimer’s patients and 90% of children with ASD will wander

Case Study Gemalto

The challenge

Globally, over 30 million individuals suffer from Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Alzheimer’s disease. In the U.S. and Canada alone, there are more than 500,000 individuals with ASD (an alarming one in 88 children) and more than 5.5 million seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. On average there are more than two people providing care for every special needs individual, adding approximately 60 million more people affected by these conditions.

Caretakers and family members of people with special needs face a variety of challenges and worries every day, but perhaps there is none greater than the fear of losing track of a child or elderly parent. Wandering away from a safe environment is a common experience for seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s as well as people with ASD. According to an online poll by AWAARE, an organization dedicated to preventing wandering incidents and deaths within the special needs community, over 60 percent of people with Alzheimer’s disease and over 90 percent of children with ASD will wander. It happens easily. Something catches their interest – water, a park or train tracks – and they leave their caretakers to explore. Or, someone might be startled by sudden noises, commotion or bright lights and bolt to get away, only to find himself disoriented and uncertain where to go. The dangers associated with wandering are serious. However, people with special needs are often cognitively or verbally challenged and it can be difficult to teach them ways to stay safe. Thankfully, innovative wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology is lending a hand and bringing peace of mind to parents and caregivers.

The Solution

Leveraging a shared experience of caring for a child, parent or friend with ASD and motivated by the lack of existing technologies to serve the special needs community, a team of seasoned business executives founded iLOC Technologies to devise innovative solutions to help keep track of people with special needs. Combining their personal experience with over 2 years of market research, iLOC developed the patent pending TRiLOCTM GPS Locator featuring a totally unique blend of technology, aesthetic design and simplicity. Worn by users as a wristwatch, TRiLOCTM tells the time, and -date and a whole lot more!
Case Study Gemalto

It integrates Gemalto’s Cinterion® M2M technology, specifically the ultra-tiny and powerful Cinterion PHS8 M2M module, to enable simultaneous high-speed data and voice communications and provide precise GPS location data. Used with a free smart phone app or the iLOC TrackNow desktop mapping app, TRiLOCTM transmits the wearer’s exact location to the designated caretaker’s cell phone or computer. It also enables hands-free, two-way voice calling plus a fall detection feature and remote listening capabilities to detect when immediate help is required.

The wearer has access to an easy to use SOS button to signal for help when they need it. With Bluetooth™ 4.0, the TRiLOCTM GSP Locator can sync with other wireless devices such as mHealth heart or monitoring devices and send real time status updates to caregivers. BluetoothTM enabled home security systems can send a message when the wearer arrives or leaves home and precise indoor locating can be done using iLOC’s innovative beacon accessory.

An optional accessory carried by caregivers enables proximity detection and electronic tethering sending immediate text messages and audio alarms if an individual strays too far. In addition, an alert can be sent when the device’s lockable strap is tampered with or removed. The Cinterion module’s advanced power management technology extends the device’s battery life for longer operation before recharging is necessary and a waterproof case enables reliability while swimming or bathing.

Read more

 

RECENT ARTICLES

Blackline Safety sets new standard in connected worker safety with launch of G6

Posted on: September 26, 2022

San Diego, United States – Blackline Safety Corp., a global provider in connected safety technology, continues to trailblaze in the industrial worker safety market with the launch of a new connected wearable to transform single-gas detection. The all-new G6 personal gas detector – unveiled at the National Safety Council (NSC) Safety Congress & Expo in San Diego

Read more

Senet expands public LoRaWAN network across New York

Posted on: September 26, 2022

Portsmouth, United States – Senet, Inc., a provider of cloud-based software and services platforms that enable global connectivity and on-demand network build-outs for the Internet of Things (IoT) announced it is has expanded the build out of its public LoRaWAN network across all five boroughs of New York City. Through the combined operation of Senet’s

Read more
FEATURED IoT STORIES

9 IoT applications that will change everything

Posted on: September 1, 2021

Whether you are a future-minded CEO, tech-driven CEO or IT leader, you’ve come across the term IoT before. It’s often used alongside superlatives regarding how it will revolutionize the way you work, play, and live. But is it just another buzzword, or is it the as-promised technological holy grail? The truth is that Internet of

Read more

Which IoT Platform 2021? IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide

Posted on: August 30, 2021

There are several different parts in a complete IoT solution, all of which must work together to get the result needed, write IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide – Which IoT Platform 2021? authors Robin Duke-Woolley, the CEO and Bill Ingle, a senior analyst, at Beecham Research. Figure 1 shows these parts and, although not all

Read more

CAT-M1 vs NB-IoT – examining the real differences

Posted on: June 21, 2021

As industry players look to provide the next generation of IoT connectivity, two different standards have emerged under release 13 of 3GPP – CAT-M1 and NB-IoT.

Read more

IoT and home automation: What does the future hold?

Posted on: June 10, 2020

Once a dream, home automation using iot is slowly but steadily becoming a part of daily lives around the world. In fact, it is believed that the global market for smart home automation will reach $40 billion by 2020.

Read more

5 challenges still facing the Internet of Things

Posted on: June 3, 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) has quickly become a huge part of how people live, communicate and do business. All around the world, web-enabled devices are turning our world into a more switched-on place to live.

Read more

What is IoT?

Posted on: July 7, 2019

What is IoT Data as a new oil IoT connectivity What is IoT video So what’s IoT? The phrase ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) is officially everywhere. It constantly shows up in my Google news feed, the weekend tech supplements are waxing lyrical about it and the volume of marketing emails I receive advertising ‘smart, connected

Read more
IoT Newsletter

Join the IoT Now online community for FREE, to receive: Exclusive offers for entry to all the IoT events that matter, round the world

Free access to a huge selection of the latest IoT analyst reports and industry whitepapers

The latest IoT news, as it breaks, to your inbox