Locating Patients and Others Who Wander Using GPS

Project Lifesaver - GPS Technology to Locate Missing People

On Sunday in Anchorage, Alaska, a man with dementia who wandered away from his medical care facility was found using a GPS-based system. The patient was wearing a wristband that incorporated GPS. When the facility realized he was missing, they were able to identify his location using the GPS technology. Project Lifesaver, maker of the device, states in a press release that they have “more than 10,000 people enrolled in its program and has a 100 percent success rate finding Alzheimer’s patients, Autistic children and other people who wander.”

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See the company’s press release here.

Robots Helping Children ?

Robot Research

Researchers at TUV Product Group, a UK-based company, have begun a research product to investigate whether robots can help children with special needs, includiing autistic children, to develop social skills.

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Using the Camera to Document a Child’s Behavior

Cameras in the Household

This a followup story to the previous entry.

This story shows how technology from Georgia Tech is able to help parents observe and document the activities of their autistic children.

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Video Technology for the Autism Classroom

TV Story on New Video Technology for the Autism Classroom

A new process developed by a Georgia Tech PhD graduate allows teachers to film activities and behaviors in their classrooms using multiple cameras. Read more and watch the news story here.

Information about the technology provider here.

Testing for Autism with Video Games

Learning For Children sample screen
Learning for Children, a Maryland video game manufacturer, claims its software can help diagnose autism in children, ages 3-5. Read the full story here.

Forthcoming Study Reports Links with Cell Phones and Autism

Cell Phone

Research in a forthcoming report from Internal Balance claims to show a link between autism and other membrane sensitivity disorders and electromagnetic radiation stress which may be caused by cellular phones and other wireless technologies.

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