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People with dementia to be tracked

6th September 2012

Satellite technology is being trialled by City of Edinburgh Council to see if it can be used to prevent people with dementia from getting lost or into difficulties.

The local authority is working with housing, care and community services provider Bield to develop a system that allows people with dementia and other cognitive disorders to walk about safely, using global positioning satellite locating devices. Seven people are piloting the GPS Safe Walking project and are being monitored by researchers at Edinburgh University to see if it could be further developed in Edinburgh and used elsewhere in Scotland.


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