How GPS Devices Are Helping During Disasters
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GPS tracking systems are tools that are already frequently used by law enforcement and medical personnel. Police use GPS tracker technology for various purposes from surveillance of criminal activity to better management of fleet activity. Ambulances also use monitoring device technology for improved fleet efficiency as the systems allow first responders and medical personnel to arrive at the scene of an accident or emergency in the quickest time possible. A couple of seconds or minutes of time saved from vehicle deployment selection to improved route efficiency is something that can literally make the difference between life and death in a number of different circumstances. However, when it comes to an emergency situation, those wearing personal tracking systems are the ones that medical and police enforcement are able to assist the most quickly.
Designed in the form of a wristwatch, GPS bracelets are most frequently associated with applications related to GPS tracking of children or senior citizens diagnosed with some form of Dementia. Although real-time tracking GPS bracelets are wonderfully helpful in giving parents the ability to oversee what their children are doing or concerned family members making certain elderly loved ones are safe, the same devices can also save a person’s life in an emergency situation. This is because personal GPS bracelets come equipped with a panic alert button that will give the person wearing the system the ability to call out for help. This will feature also comes included two-way voice communication where the person can describe the injuries sustained, damage around them, or any other pertinent information that could help rescue personnel. If the person is knocked unconscious, rescue personnel can still access the location of the victim by viewing the real-time GPS positional data via the accompanied satellite mapping program.
Nobody knows when the next big disaster will strike, but with the increased usage of GPS monitoring bracelets, hopefully, more lives will be saved thanks in part to technological advances.
Matthew is a freelance writer who is passionate about technology, music, photography, and decentralized finance.