LifeTrac Helps Seniors in Emergency Situations, Anywhere
Jul 23, 2012 - 10:26:45 AM
New mobile phone, GPS locator used to alert families, caregivers of falls or wandering
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - More than one out of every three adults age 65 and older falls each year, and according to the Center for Disease Control, falls are the leading cause of fatal injury in this age group. They are also the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma. The growing ranks of Americans 65 and older — a figure expected to more than double to 89 million by 2050 — have inspired a new technology solution that allows the elderly to remain independent longer, living more affordably and safely in their own homes. The new solution, called LifeTrac, is now available with a tiny and portable 2.5-ounce device called the MobileProtector and is designed specifically for the senior market by SecuraTrac.
“When it comes to personal safety devices for seniors, most people think of the button you wear on a lanyard or your wrist and push when you fall. The problem with this technology is that it only works when you are near the main phone in your home,” said Chris Holbert CEO of SecuraTrac. “LifeTrac is the only solution available on the market today that seniors can carry with them in the house and around town and know they can contact family, friends or physicians with the push of one button in an emergency. They can even reach 911 quickly if needed. Almost as important as the increased safety for seniors, LifeTrac gives families the peace of mind of knowing the device can help them locate an elderly family member if he or she ever gets lost due to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The family and caregivers have access to a secure website that allows them to locate their loved ones from any computer or mobile phones such as the iPhone and the Android.”
The MobileProtector is a small, light, and durable mobile phone that is a fully capable GPS locator. Paired with LifeTrac, the MobileProtector is capable of motion detection and inactivity alerts, features a pre-programmed 911 button and 3 other programmable speed dial buttons for effortless, quick connections to family, friends, and physicians. The MobileProtector even offers unlimited family and friend contacts allowing them to receive email, text and web alerts in seconds. Compared with existing technology that often requires many devices and even installation that requires time and money, LifeTrac offers all of this and more in a single, small device that comes ready-to-use. LifeTrac represents a major advancement in personal safety technology for seniors.
The MobileProtector is simple for seniors to use. The device features an SOS button that can be pressed in emergency situations in addition to the easy to press speed dial buttons. The power of LifeTrac enables the MobileProtector to provide GPS location and monitoring such as Speed Alerts, Motion Sensing and Inactivity Alerts. In addition, caregivers or family members can set up an unlimited number of virtual borders or SecuraFences by logging into their secure account online. SecuraFences trigger web, email and text alerts anytime the person carrying the MobileProtector enters or exits a SecuraFence. All of this comes in a device that is easily carried or worn so seniors can be safer than ever in their own homes and around town or while traveling across the US or to over 120 countries. LifeTrac provides trusted safety anytime, anywhere.
For more information please visit www.lifetrac.com.
SecuraTrac® develops, markets, and sells a suite of products dedicated to bringing families closer together and improving employee safety through GPS location based technology and state-of-the-art, easy-to-use websites. SecuraTrac’s SecuraPAL® Guardian solution for children is the recipient of The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval and their LifeTrac® MobileProtector solution for seniors is currently nominated for Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards for Excellence in Mobile & Wireless Communication Technology. SecuraTrac has also developed a new GPS safety app, SecuraFone™, for mobile devices and a free life-saving service called SecuraChild™ that leverages crowd sourcing and social media to broadcast and speed-up the location of missing children. The company is headquartered in Hermosa Beach, CA. For more information please visit www.securatrac.com.
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