Via Engadget and the Wireless Weblog comes a report on a new bluetooth-enabled Wireless Personal Alarm, from SecureCom and Fen Technology:
The so-called Wireless Personal Alarm is a button-size Bluetooth pendant that enables the user to send an alarm, with embedded location information to preselected recipients, while the user’s GSM or satellite mobile handset is beyond their immediate reach. For GSM, the latest network-based location technology is used; for satellite handsets, embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) technology is utilized.
This is perfect for legions of high-risk or elderly folks who’ve fallen and can’t get up to reach their bluetooth enabled cell phone. Of course, if they don’t have such a phone, they can always follow Mrs Fletcher’s example and go with the fifteen year old technology behind Life Alert.
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