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Using tech to save lives.. Project Lifesaver

Techstination feature for Friday, February 16, 2018

Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I’m Fred Fishkin.      Using technology to keep track of people who are at risk.    Project Lifesaver was created nearly 20 years ago …originating at the Chesapeake, Virginia Sheriff’s Office.   Today…it is being used in many communities around the world…making use of radio frequency tracking and drones to help locate missing persons with dementia, autism, Alzheimer’s and other illnesses.    They are provided with signal emitting bracelets.  Chief Gene Saunders is the CEO and founder…

“If that person becomes lost, wanders off, the loved one can contact the agency.  They can come in with their personnel that we’ve trained and equipped, tune into that frequency and locate that radio signal and vector in to where that person’s location is, pick them up and get them back home.”

Thousands have been rescued.   You can learn more at ProjectLifeSaver.org.

You can find us at Techstination.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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