If your kids have a tendency to wonder you probably wanna checkout Lok8u. But what about the senile grandparents in your life? They can end up half way across the state before you or them realize they’re lost.
This wrist watch like cell phone uses Aerotel’s GeoSKeeper GPS service to keep tabs on its wearers location at all times. If they wonder out of a set zone an SMS is sent to the monitoring party notifying them of the breach – sounds a bit like house arrest. And unlike Lok8u’s GPS monitoring wrist watch, this one can speed dial up to 3 preprogrammed parties and receive calls. It’s currently available in the EU with no word on a US launch.
Aerotel and EcoTec Launch New Personal Telecare Service in Finland
Based on Aerotel’s GeoSKeeper™ location-based system, the new wireless telecare service provides safety and peace of mind for seniors, children and lone workers, and already attracts significant interest in the market
Tampere, Finland and Holon, Israel, 21 January, 2010 – Aerotel Medical Systems, a world leading manufacturer of modular, mobile and home-based telemedicine and telecare solutions, and EcoTec, a leading Finnish provider of personal safety and tracking services, jointly launched a new personal telecare service in Finland.
The innovative mobile service, which is based on Aerotel’s GeoSKeeper™ personal safety and location system, enables the accurate location of seniors, children and lone workers, granting users and family members safety and peace of mind. GeoSkeeper™ will be distributed in Finland by EcoTec.
GeoSKeeper™ is a light-weight wrist-worn GPS-based personal telecare safety device. It offers users and their families a new level of safety and peace of mind using its embedded GSM/GPRS module, built-in speakerphone and active GPS receiver. With its geofencing feature, the device provides real time information over the user’s accurate location. When the wearer wanders outside a specified zone (e.g. neighborhood or school area), the system sends a short message (SMS) alert to a monitoring center and to a relative or caregiver.
“The deal is another step in the expansion of our telecare products offering in Western Europe,” said Ofer Atzmon, vice president for business development and marketing at Aerotel Medical Systems. “After the successful launch of GeoSKeeper™ in other European markets, we have formed a partnership with Ecotec to bring our personal safety solutions to the Finnish market.”
“By combining our proven abilities and our leadership in the Finnish market with Aerotel’s cutting edge technology we are now able to offer a service aimed at providing care and security for those in need, using our unique SmartCare platform connected with GeoSKeeper personal traceable devices,” said Jouni Mäkipää, CEO and founder at EcoTec.
GeoSKeeper™ enables two-way voice calls and text messages with an advanced alerting system for enhanced personal security. The product is fully programmable over the air via a user-friendly Web-based portal.