Families of those with Alzheimer’s or dementia may be relieved to learn that RFID and GPS technology is being studied as a way to track those who suffer from the disease.
Wired blogger Charlie Sorrel reports:
“The UK Alzheimer’s Society wants to tag bewildered old folk so they can wander the streets safely. It says that many dementia sufferers get lost when they take a walk and that technology might help to find them when they do. RFID tags could sound an alarm when they dodder out of range, or the oldsters could be tracked with GPS.”